Yes Hamie, I do have those problems, but I'm also perimenopausal. I also have anxiety every once in a while, specially when I am not feeling well and I don't have a decent explanation, so who knows? But yes, you've described my nightime episodes pretty well. I do breathing exercises and talk myself through it. I tell myself these are symptoms and that I am not going to suffer any more than I am suffering. Another thing that helps me sleep is to understand that the anxiety may be caused by the GERD. I had more of these episodes when the prescribed medication wasn't working for me, do if this repeats itself often, you may need to take another look at what you're taking.