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What can I do to prevent waking in an anxiety or panic attack?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Clear diagnosis

It can be common to wake up from a vivid dream and have some anxiety, rapid pulse, deep breathing.
Stress reduction such as breathing exercises can help improve sleep and decrease anxiety, as can "sleep hygiene" techniques. A true panic attack especially if recurrent, should be evaluated. Panic attacks need a coordinated approach as the sufferer can feel they are "going to die".

In brief: Clear diagnosis

It can be common to wake up from a vivid dream and have some anxiety, rapid pulse, deep breathing.
Stress reduction such as breathing exercises can help improve sleep and decrease anxiety, as can "sleep hygiene" techniques. A true panic attack especially if recurrent, should be evaluated. Panic attacks need a coordinated approach as the sufferer can feel they are "going to die".
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Panic at nite

Please refewr to my answers above for details.

In brief: Panic at nite

Please refewr to my answers above for details.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Better Sleep Habits

The first thing to examine is the quality of your sleep.
Good sleep habits are essential. But, bad nights often follow bad days, so you also must look at the entire scope of your emotional well-being.

In brief: Better Sleep Habits

The first thing to examine is the quality of your sleep.
Good sleep habits are essential. But, bad nights often follow bad days, so you also must look at the entire scope of your emotional well-being.
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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