Feel like my heart stops when in bed

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For about a year now I have been having this issue. During the day I feel fine, but when I am in bed starting to fall asleep, I get a sudden horrible sensation that my heart has suddenly stopped. When it happens I then start breathing as if i've just held my head under water for 2 minutes, and my heart beat is racing extremely fast - this happens for about 10 seconds then I feel back to normal. 

I usually get this once or twice every night and it always happens just as I am starting to fall asleep. I've had my heard checked out and all tests came back normal.

Has anyone else had this?

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  • Posted

    Did you have a seven day ECG monitor ?
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  • Posted

    Have you have sleeping tests?

    It could be you are stopping breathing during sleep which is disturbing your pulse rate?

    Are you obese?

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    Have you been checked for sleep apnea?
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    If you do stop breathing a couple of times during your sleep, that's called sleep apnea. You can look it up. Often, people usually undergo "nocturnal polysomnography". the test will monitor your heart and lungs (also brain activity) while you sleep.

     

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    Hi

    This also happens to me. I jump up quickly thinking that i have stopped breathing. I also get symptons of fluttering before this happens it dosnt happen every night but around twice per week and really scares me.

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