Fell asleep and woke up in a right panic..whole chest feels tight and I feel like I'm burning up.
Why is it so much worse at night, there's no one awake to talk too, just makes the whole thing worse
I'm awake I'm a complete night owl, I'm often up at this time... I think I was born in the wrong time zone haha!
Please try not to panic, although I understand it can be quite a difficult time in the middle of the night when no one is around to talk to. Try to take deep breaths and maybe pop on the TV if you can... it makes me feel like I've got a bit of company in the early hours!
I know it sounds very Victorian but when I feel like I'm burning up I like to just get a cool, wet flannel and put it on my forehead If your head is cold it's cools your whole body down and will hopefully make you start to feel a bit more calm again
I now have a cold flannel on my head lol. Good idea, I've also for the TV on now, I woke up with a bit of a fright, dont know why but I'm wondering if a little bit of adrenaline was released also and has kick started the feeling like this.
I can cope with the warm feeling and the sick feeling but it's the blooming chest pain I can't cope with, makes you panic more and more.
Glad you were up, someone to speak to helps so much. Just wish I could get back to sleep now I'm up for work @ 7
Ah good, I really hope it helps It's probably the oldest solution to getting a temperature down but I honestly think it's the best haha
I'm sorry you woke up with a fright, it does sound like a surge of adrenaline to me, you're probably right. It's not nice to wake up like that, it can be really disorientating can't it?! Could the chest pain be anything to do with heartburn/indigestion or is it more of a tightness? I don't get chest pain a lot but when I do it's either heartburn or a really sharp, tight feeling... like a stitch across my ribs.
I'm glad to have helped, I really hope you can get off to sleep now Fingers crossed this will have all gone by the morning
Im so sorry your suffering im exactly the same & your right the chest pain freaks me out all you can think about is there is something wrong with your heart. Im un diagnosed as yet but reading your symptoms on this site they are the same. We can beat this im determined & when I've beat it I will try to help everyone on here overcome this terrible condition.
Take care. Royboy.
I'd finally drifted off to sleep as you were waking up!!! Hope you managed to settle down again. Just wanted to say that happens to me a lot. One minute I'm asleep the next I'm bolt upright thinking my heart is leaping out of my chest. It's definitely an anxiety thing and it's really scary.
Hope you're ok now.
I have been drifting in and out of sleep since 2am.Never get more than 4 hours.
Have been worried a bit about oap1949 who seemed very confused around midnight.
I have noticed this also, hope she is okay
you may of been having a bad dream. Ive been in and out of sleep since 1am, its horrible
Hi this used to happen to me everynight.What I used to do was put a cool pad into my pillowcase to keep it cold so I didnt get too hot also I downloaded a sleep app and would put my earphones in and listen to that to calm me .I dont need them now but they worked for me xx
Hi everyone, the cold flannel actually worked, it cooled me right down and I finally managed to fall asleep again. I woke straight back up into panic, it's just never ending, usually I can talk to my family about it but they all have something going on just now so I don't want to bother them.
Glad I could come on here during the night though
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