Don't worry, you never have to use your name.
I once heard that every panic attack you have after the first one is based on the fear of having another panic attack. So probably at night you're constantly checking in with yourself, "is my throat tight? How's my breathing? Am I having a panic attack?" It's a closed loop. You basically guarantee a PA by trying to convince yourself you aren't going to have one, or by worrying that you're about to have one.
But don't worry, you can beat it.
You can read When Panic Attacks, by David Burns. You can go to CBT. You can go to a pdoc and get meds to help.
I think the nighttime is a really common time for PAs, because you're not busy or distracted. It's just you and you're brain, thinking thinking thinking. I had daily attacks four or so years ago the lasted for months. I went to therapy and eventually they stopped and I haven't had one since.
Good luck. You'll beat them.