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Hi everyone. So lately I’ve been experiencing this thing that happens at night. It’s only when I’m laying down, eyes closed, trying to sleep. It feels like a zap to my chest and I panic to breathe. I’m not sure how else to explain it. It doesn’t happen when I’m sitting or standing or anything else. Anyone know what this is and is this just anxiety because of when it happens??

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    • KratomEater

      220d

      I had all kinds of tests done and everything was negative. So they ruled as that.

    • KratomEater

      220d

      I had all kinds of tests done and everything was negative. So they ruled as that.

    • KratomEater

      220d

      Yeah songs like panic disorder. I’ve experienced this exactly

    • jogriff19

      220d

      I've been having these every night for the past 5 months. I'm being referred to a neurologist. I believe they're called hypnic jerks

    • Milkovich

      253d

      I have been experiencing similar symptoms for a while.I think I have something called gastrocardiac syndrome though I haven't been able to get a formal diagnosis yet. I experience palpitations and breathlessness, overwhelming panic, confusion etc when I lie down and try to sleep, or sometimes when I suddenly wake up

    • StacyLynn

      272d

      I don't feel a zap exactly, but I get a feeling almost like a bubble in my chest and it feels like my hearts beats faster in that moment, but I can't tell if it's just a feeling or my actual heart beating. It's strange and makes me panic each time. It also only happens when I'm laying down.

    • Britt036

      272d

      Is it when you are sleeping? Could be sleep apnea. If not, if my anxiety is rough, I cant lay on my back...it makes my breathing shallow and my chest gets tight.

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One of the replies to a similar question suggests that this could be a normal occurrence when you fall asleep quickly or your body relaxes too quickly. Your brain might interpret the rapid slowing of your pulse and breathing as a sign that something is wrong, and it shocks you awake as a self-preservation response. However, if you're concerned about these symptoms, it's always best to consult with a healthcare professional.

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