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Rapid heart beat during night

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  • Posted By: bettyb33
  • November 20, 2010
  • 11:47 AM

Why am I woken regularly during anxiety dreams with very rapid heart beat - is it from fear during the dream or is there something wrong with my heart?

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  • I had a version of what you have, without the dream. My doctor suggested bayer aspirin at bedtime - his suggested dosage was 2 baby aspirin.A small glass of wine, instead of the aspirin, at bedtime also helps.I'll bet cutting down on coffee would help as well.
    bobwhite 20 Replies
    • November 22, 2010
    • 02:29 AM
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  • Why am I woken regularly during anxiety dreams with very rapid heart beat - is it from fear during the dream or is there something wrong with my heart?Hi Bettyb32,My husband sometimes experiences something like that. I would suggest before bed try to really relax and fall asleep to really calm music. That may help eliminate your dreams. Also, have you talked to your doctor about a possible anxiety disorder? Benzodiazipines might help you relieve anxiety and help you to sleep better. Unless this is going on throughout the day and more frequent, I tend to think it may just be your heart races due to your dreams and anxiety. I would not worry yet. I hope this helps you!
    ALovingWife 6 Replies
    • November 30, 2010
    • 03:20 AM
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