Sleeping jolt/zaps

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Rickk90
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   Posted 7/15/2017 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
last few months whenever I try to sleep during the day I get zaps. Happens when I'm drifiting to sleep that I feel a jolt or sudden heart attack feeling. But once I wake up I'm fine.
No dreaming involved by the way
Have any of you felt this ?

Hibee
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   Posted 7/15/2017 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi

Yes I often get zaps just as i'm drifting to sleep and they can be unsettling but I have just got used to them over the years but if they are really worrying you bring it up with your doctor next time you see them.

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Rickk90
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   Posted 7/15/2017 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
How often would you get them ?

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 7/15/2017 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Ah...the Hypnic Jerks....key word being jerk, right? So annoying!

These are normal, and something everyone gets from time to time...but yes, more in times of stress.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation could help. Practice this coping skill before bedtime. Find directions for PMR in the Stress Relieving Exercises link of our Resources.

Peace and progress,

S.C.
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super20dan
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   Posted 7/16/2017 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I get them now also. has ruined my afternoon naps as I can no longertake one wo being jolted awake in a panic. I used to really enjoy sleeping away the hot afternoons in summer as I work outside all morning in the heat (florida)

Leets
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   Posted 11/6/2017 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I get this at night time as I don’t sleep through the day the problem is it’s cause me constant worry about my sleep now through the day

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 11/7/2017 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Leets and welcome!

It is great to see you contributing with us! I hope you find this a good place of sharing and support. 😊

Please be sure and see our Resources at the top of the main forum page here for great self help material to work with...

...and consider starting your own introductory thread anytime you feel comfortable doing so!

Talk soon,

S.X.
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Leets
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   Posted 11/7/2017 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you S.X I was not sure about starting my own as there are a few on her that sound similar I have had anxiety before and have discovered when I am due for my monthly’s I have a couple of days where my head can’t deal with the hormones and I overthink and at night i go to sleep fine but I will wake up with my heart beating loud breathing loud and sweating but only around my chest. I know my anxiety is hormonal so the doc has me on the pill to only have a period once every third cycle to try and sort my PMs so now I’m a little bit all over the place and am having these days a bit more I have discovered how to calm myself and get a good nights sleep naturally and without Valium but unfortunately it’s not for daytime because it relaxes me that much. I’m yet to find a calmative that works for Day because I have a very busy lifestyle and need to function....
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