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Panic Attack during sleep??????
« on: June 07, 2014, 02:36:55 PM »
Hello, I have posted this in GAD forum as well as I'm not sure where it falls, but desperate for some advice.

do any of you know if you can have panic attacks in sleep?

This morning around about 6.30am I woke from a vivid dream in which my husband dies in a storm, in the dream, I was crying and couldn't breathe, I woke up gasping for air, but still in dream state, but I also saw white sparkles as well - these were real symptoms.

So, my question is should I go to the doctors as I really felt that I was suffocating and then I saw the sparkles/stars in my vision, could these be symptoms of a health problem???

So feeling bit scared and stressed this morning!

Thank you in advance for any help
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Re: Panic Attack during sleep??????
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2014, 04:55:01 PM »
Don't go to your doctor.  You had a nightmare that carried over a bit when you woke up.  This is as normal as it gets.
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Re: Panic Attack during sleep??????
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2014, 06:07:34 PM »
This has happened to me before.

I also experience panic in my sleep.

You're fine; this is normal.
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Re: Panic Attack during sleep??????
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2014, 11:15:42 PM »
Yes, I've experienced night time panic attacks and they are terrifying. One time I woke up because I literally thought, while I was sleeping that I had stopped breathing  All day the next time I was scared to go to bed thinking it was going to happen again, until I reasoned with myself that if I really had stopped breathing, that I would also have the problem when I was awake.  But we all know to well that trying to rationalize with yourself when it comes to anxiety and health anxiety is like tying to nail jello to a tree.  I hope it all gets better for you.
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Re: Panic Attack during sleep??????
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2014, 12:07:02 AM »
Went to the ER this week because of that. Woke up and heart was beating & BP was 177/90!
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