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I’m a 22 year old male who’s been suffering from palpitations at night for nearly a year now, sometimes for days on end, sometimes not at all. The last few nights have been particularly bad; on one night I didn’t get any sleep whatsoever.
I’ll be drifting off to sleep when all of a sudden my heart flutters or pounds and I’ll be wide awake. This happens dozens of times each night and they are quite frankly the worst thing I’ve ever had to deal with. They originally started because of stress but now I’ve developed a fear of getting them at night. And of course every time you worry about them, they start happening. It is absolute torture.
I’ve been reading about it online and frankly there’s very little on, especially on palpitations causing serious sleeplessness. I read about the benefits of magnesium and the link to deficiency, so far I’ve taken two magnesium taurate (200mg) a day and they’ve done very little. I feel a bit more relaxed generally, but the palpitations just refuse to go away.
I can’t go on like this, I know a lot of it is anxiety but is there any reason why they would go on physically every time I try to fall asleep, for hours and hours on end? I’ve had insomnia before but this is on a different scale, I can feel absolutely exhausted and yet my heart just will not subside.
Is there anything to this other than anxiety? I need some sort of advice as it is totally ruining my life and I feel like there’s absolutely nothing i can do about this. It is so draining that I’m slowly beginning to hate going to bed for fear of more sleepless night. Any advice?
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