I wonder if anyone can help me.
I'm a 28 year old woman, fairly overweight, not very fit but no known illnesses or conditions. I'm a vegetarian and I do lots of walking mainly uphill as I live near the Yorkshire Moors.
I have been waking up from a deep sleep over the past few weeks to a heart beat of between 100-140bpm. It only lasts for a minute and then goes back to around 75-80. It's an uncomfortable feeling and it really frightens me. I sometimes wake up in a sweat too.
I don't tend to have these episodes during the day unless I'm active. So it's only really at night time.
I'm having a 24 hour holter monitor fitted today as I asked my GP to refer me to cardiology. I have a feeling I won't have any issues while wearing it, although I seem to have it every night. It would be just my luck.
Thanks in advance for any input. My sleep is greatly disturbed and I don't feel properly rested at all.