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I always feel rapid heartbeat when laying down to sleep. Is this normal?

I always feel rapid heartbeat when laying down to sleep. Is this normal?

Maybe. Depends!: Patients often feel their heart beats more at night, not because something happens to them when they lie down (though bad dreams and aggravation can cause palpitations!). It's usually a "signal to noise" issue, i.e., lying down in a dark, quiet room may "unmask" underlying awareness of heart beat because there's less external stimuli to interfere. Talk to your doctor to check 24° rhythm. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more


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Is it normal for my 4 year old to have a "very"rapid heartbeat while sleeping?

Is it normal for my 4 year old to have a "very"rapid heartbeat while sleeping?

Define very rapid : Resting heart rate for a 4yo would be expected to fall between 60-90 beats per minute with periods during dream sleep that may run 90-140. Deep sleep should bee on the lower end of normal. If sleep & awake rates are always fast (90-140) a visit to your dr would be prudent. ...Read more

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Can't sleep,rapid heartbeat,feels like I can't swallow,feel like the room is closing in,dizzy,feels like blood is draining from me. Labs all normal.

Can't sleep,rapid heartbeat,feels like I can't swallow,feel like the room is closing in,dizzy,feels like blood is draining from me. Labs all normal.

See a psychiatrist.: If the labs are all normal then it is possible that you have some kind phobia or a stress disorder. I would strongly recommend that you see a psychiatrist for further evaluation. Good treatments are available. ...Read more

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When I fail to sleep the normal time I can't fall asleep for the rest of the night, I start feeling my heartbeats pounding when laying down, why?

When I fail to sleep the normal time I can't fall asleep for the rest of the night, I  start feeling my heartbeats pounding when laying down, why?

Cardiac awareness: The name of you symptom is "cardiac awareness." If tends to be more prominent if you lie with your left side down. Shifting your position usually helps. Try reading in bed before you turn out the lights and you may find that it both relaxes you and prepares your mind for sleep. (and there are no unpleasant side-effects!). (unless you read about vampires). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more