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A 49-year-old male asked:

Seeing therapist for sleeping issues. wake up q2h with pounding hr. during day heart beat feels like sledgehammer. not convinced it's anxiety. ideas?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Sleep quality: In addition to seeing your therapist please make sure you have discussed this thoroughly with your doctor. There MAY be a medical component as well. I'm not suggesting sleeping medication but rather a diagnostic work up. Peace and good health.
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
INSOMNIA: Getting a good night's sleep is very important for physical and mental health. Insomnia might be due to several different reasons. First have a complete physical exam by a Dr. to rule out an underlying biological problem. If no problem consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy that helps you benefit from medication prescribed by a Psychiatrist. You my benefit from a sleep study.
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Last updated Dec 20, 2020


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