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i had a dream about an earthquake, and shortly after that, i woke up with my heart beating fast out of nervousness. is this normal?

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Yes: You wake up with your heart pounding, and maybe even with a shout. Isolated nightmares are normal, but when dreams resulting in extreme terror or anxiety recur often they can become a debilitating sleep disorder. https://www.psychologytoday.com/conditions/nightmares
Answered on Oct 13, 2016

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