3 doctors weighed in:
Why does my heart pound and race when I first wake up?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
You may actually be feeling your heart beating abnormally but it's just as likely that you're just more aware of your normal heartbeat.
The distinction can easily be made by wearing a 24 hour (holter) recorder (obtainable from your family doc) which will record and document what your actual rhythm is. If the rhythm is normal, relaxation techniques will help. If abnormal, treatments are available.

In brief: Depends
You may actually be feeling your heart beating abnormally but it's just as likely that you're just more aware of your normal heartbeat.
The distinction can easily be made by wearing a 24 hour (holter) recorder (obtainable from your family doc) which will record and document what your actual rhythm is. If the rhythm is normal, relaxation techniques will help. If abnormal, treatments are available.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Umesh Patel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Cardiology
38 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors