Wake in middle of might heart racing?

Palpitations. See your doctor! if you are having episodes of heart racing, and you are 55 yrs old with sleep apnea you may have cardiac arrhythmias. There is a higher incidence of arrhythmias in people with sleep apnea, and it could be serious if untreated. You should have your blood checked for your electrolytes and thyroid function, and tests of your heart including an ecg, echocardiogram, and holter monitor.

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