Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

waking up in the middle of the night heart racing

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Need more info: The rapid heart rate is concerning. Please check in with a doctor who can do labs, EKG and help you get this resolved. Let the doctor know who prescri ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Arrhythmia ?: I think you need to be checked before assuming that this is normal. You may be having an arrhythmia problem. I recommend you going to a cardiac electr ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
See your MD: A holter monitor will address if your previously mentioned. Healthtap is no substitute for your physician as you need potential treatment once your d ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Hypovolemia: Mosr common cause would be mild dehydration but if adequate does solve this issue please see your physician for a more in depth evaluation.
1
1 thank
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Nocturnal issues: Given your age this could be as simple as anxiety and depression or as serious as heart attack or even the response to breathing in too much acid if y ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Oftentimes stress: Worry and stress, depression, change can wake people that are otherwise healthy and happy up. This does not even need to be something bad. Change th ... Read More
5
5 thanks
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Have it checked : It is unusual to have a headache that wakes you up as you describe. If this is a new occurrence and you don't have a history of chronic headaches, it ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Specializes in Pediatrics
Seperation Anxiety: This is probably not sudden. Babies, and adults, wake several times during the night. We usually put ourselves back to sleep. At certain ages (9-15 mo ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Anxiety: Dream, or true cardiac arrthmia are possible, talk to your doc.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Sleep disorder: Various sleep disorders could be considered including shift work disorder, circadian sleep disorder, awakening due to sleep apnea, or paroxysmal leg m ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr.
Dr. answered
Specializes in
Sleep cycles: sleep normally goes in cycles, each cycle last for 90- 120 minute and between these sleep can be very light or even wake up. If you wake up and can't ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Ge reflux: There may be more than one issue. Gastroesophageal reflux accounts for the vomit in the mouth. Contributing to this could be hiatal hernia and esophag ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Palpitations: See your doctor! if you are having episodes of heart racing, and you are 55 yrs old with sleep apnea you may have cardiac arrhythmias. There is a high ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Angioedema: Lip tingling may be from swelling, did it feel swollen and did it happen more than once? If so consult with your doctor about it.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sleep apnea: You need a sleep study and exam by a physician to determine your optimal treatment.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Nocturia: Important to get an eval with some routine tests included to determine cause, which could be due to several conditions including, but not limited to e ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Snoring & Choking: Your mom should have a sleep study as soon as possible. Sounds like she has sleep apnea, but other issues may also be at hand, such as acid reflux, br ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beverly Dexter
24 years experience Clinical Psychology
Night wakening: There are many reasons people may wake up and even if you don't remember dream content dreams could still wake you up. Have you had a good physical ex ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
I do not know: There can be several causes of palpitations, from drugs like caffeine, to stress/anxiety, to aberrant pathways that can occur in the heart causing abn ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
Several possibilitie: Could be anything from reflux to sleep apnea or several other things. You need a check-up and i'd bet you need to take off a few pounds.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
IT HAS LIKELY: Dehydrated you or your heart's electrical conduction system is sensitive. Either way, cut down on booze and extra hydrate please.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: It depends upon how old your little brother is, what's happening with him at home and at school, in the family, etc. Kids can have nightmares about a ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience Cardiology
Palpitations: When your heartbeat feels unusual & rapid, we call that palpitations. If you have chest discomfort, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainti ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Bretal
23 years experience Internal Medicine
OSA: These are symptoms related with osa (obstructive sleep apnea) which is sometimes related with overweight and obesity or some throat and nose anatomica ... Read More
8
8 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month