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Rapid Heart Rate When Sleeping
If I have tachycardia episodes that can't be treated with beta blockers because my heart rate drops low when I am sleeping what are my other options?
Ablation?: Depends on type of rhythm...See an electrophysiologist. ...Read more
Had a holter monitor to check palpitations. Cardio doc said normal results. Report stated lowest heart rate 49 (during sleep). Normal to go this low?
Can lack of sleep/anxiety cause a rapid heart rate and 'lighthead?' I have been awake all night with palpitations/head zaps as i try to fall asleep.
Can extreme shortness of breath and heart rate fluctuations when laying down at night just be anxiety? Sometimes it occurs just sitting still. Cant sleep without being propped up. I have purple fingernails and toenails and a history of heart palpitations.
Trying to fall asleep. 10 min of palpitations w/ fast heart rate. No other symptoms. Doc says heart ok. Can anxiety really appear in while relaxed?
Yes: In fact, people can have panic attacks in their sleep. What you are describing is pretty much the definition of a panic attack. Short period of time, intense, physiologic response w/o real medical probs. What were you thinking about at the time? Pas are very treatable with therapy, where you work to find your triggers and retrain your brain. I do not recommend just medicating them, tho meds help. ...Read more
Not exactly: Your heart rate tends to fall lower, than resting, when you are sleeping. You may also be prone to faster heart rates, during different stages of sleep or dreaming. It's not unusual for someones, otherwise healthy, heart to go slower when you are asleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal Heart Rate: Hello Twinbay1. The normal resting heart rate for a 4yr old is a range from 70 to 136 beats per minute with variances based on the reference source. While sleeping, the heart rate can dip slightly lower. If you or the child is noticing symptoms that you feel are heart related, a full exam is best to check for any issues. For consults, my link is healthtap.com/vanessanealmd with code PNYTKV. ...Read more
Answer not known: Here is where we are at:directly measuring the brain activity of a human fetus in the womb is impossible. What we know about our early sleep habits comes mostly from watching eye movements. Around the 7th month of a fetus' development, the first rapid eye movements are seen. The brain of the developing embryo appears to cycle every 20 to 40 minutes between rem sleep and non-rem state(resting). ...Read more
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