Some people experience panic attacks when sleeping as a result of anxiety, stress, or certain genetic factors that cause psychological and mental illness. Sleep panic attacks cause symptoms like any other panic attack, most notably sweating, rapid heartbeat and rapid breathing. In the following lines, we review together the symptoms and causes of panic attacks when sleeping:
Symptoms of panic attacks when sleeping
The basic symptoms of a panic attack at any time of the day can be divided into three categories, and in order to be a panic attack, you must experience four or more of these different symptoms at once:
– Heart palpitations.
– Feeling faint or unsteady.
– Feeling dizzy or dizzy.
– Shortness of breath.
– Discomfort or pain in the chest.
– Tingling or numbness sensation.
– Hot flashes or chills.
– A sudden fear of death.
– Fear of losing control.
– Fear of being attacked.
– Feeling of suffocation.
– Feeling disconnected from yourself or from reality, which is known as depersonalization and derealization.