Heart skips a beat when trying to sleep....is this anxiety ?

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I recently noticed that when I try to go to sleep or wake up to use bathroom then lay back down my heart starts skipping beats and it feels like a hiccup. It just does it when I am trying to sleep. Is this an anxiety symptom or do I need to worry ?

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    I have anxiety, and I get the same thing. Plus, my heart starts to speed up, or slow down, but beats hard.
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    Well anxiety is excessive worry.  Well when your waking up your heart is at a resting pace.  I would think it would normally beat faster when you get up.  Your heart rate is going to raise with activity.  Those of us with anxiety "overthink" about possibilities. Try not to give it too much thought.
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