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What might be causing me to feel heart palpitations while sleeping?

What might be causing me to feel heart palpitations while sleeping?

Not sure: I would need much more information. Is it when you lay down then i would think hiatal hernia. I am confused about the "while sleeping" unless you were being monitored. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


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Is it true that sleep apnea can cause heart palpitations?

Is it true that sleep apnea can cause heart palpitations?

Yes: Sleep apnea (sa) can definately affect both short term heart rhythm and long term heart health. When your airflow is interrupted, your heart reacts to this under stress, and its speed as well as rhythm can be affected. If you think you have sleep apnea, please seek treatment, as it can be a serious problem. ...Read more

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Can taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) daily cause heart palpitations? Is this safe? Taking to sleep

Can taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) daily cause heart palpitations? Is this safe? Taking to sleep

Possibly: Make sure that the medication you are taking does not have a decongestant (look on the "Active Ingredients" list for "pseudo ephedrine" or "phenylephrine"). If present, that may be what is causing the palpitations; switch to a pill that contains ONLY "diphenhydramine." ...Read more

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Why does lack of sleep cause Heart palpitations ?

Why does lack of sleep cause Heart palpitations ?

It is not clear.: Many things can cause heart palpitation. Are you taking too much caffeine? Are you takeing red bull or mountain dew? Depends on the type of inhaler that you have as this can cause palpitation and can cause you to stay awake. If you are wheezing have you been told you have asthma, See your doctor ...Read more

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I Had a sleep study last night with CPAP and have been experiencing heart palpitations most of the day. Can initial CPAP cause Vagus nerve irritation?

I Had a sleep study last night with CPAP and have been experiencing heart palpitations most of the day.  Can initial CPAP cause Vagus nerve irritation?

Typically no: That does not usually happen. It can trigger changes in your level of carbon dioxide since with apnea you tend to retain more and CPAP will force you to blow that out. If this is persistent go get an EKG. Heart arrhythmia is common in apnea including heart block, PVCs and atrial fibrillation. Some can be dangerous. ...Read more

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What is causing my sister to have lack of sleep and heart palpitations?

What is causing my sister to have lack of sleep and heart palpitations?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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I am having severe heart palpitations mostly when i work a lot or do not get to sleep at night. After any physical activity i get drained ?

I am having severe heart palpitations mostly when i work a lot or do not get to sleep at night. After any physical activity i get drained  ?

NEED MONITORING: Palpitations can be a benign effect of poor conditioning or panic/anxiety, worsened by caffeine and other stimulants. They can also be due to an abnormal heart rhythm which needs to be evaluated with an ekg and monitoring, a holter monitor or longer term telemetry. A stress test is helpful in the evaluation. See a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Why do I have bad heart palpitations whenever I am drifting off to sleep at night?

Why do I have bad heart palpitations whenever I am drifting off to sleep at night?

Because its quiet.: Palpitation usually aren't really more frequent at night, just more noticeable. When you lay down and are still and quiet, the irregular heart beats are often more noticeable. ...Read more

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


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