Hi, so a bit about me
In good health
Got my blood tested in Dec, normal lipid panel and sugar levels
No one in my family has died of a heart disease or heart failure
Both my parents are in their mid 70s and in great health
BP is 110/71
Anyways been under a lot of stress and feeling anxious lately. I had chronic panic/stress disorder brought on by the isolation factor due to the pandemic. Did meditate, go out, deep breath, exercise to combat it and I was okay. My panic/anxiety attacs and related symptoms like these sleep induced pvcs stopped.
Before I took these measures, I used to experience hypnic jerks/jolts or that pre deep sleep just exhausted feeling before you go unconscious and it would cause my heart to produce some ectopics mabe 1-3 max and then some times it would be followed by a short 1 minute bout of Afib with an irregular heartbeat and then I would wake up abruptly, breath and my heart would restore it's rhythm.
As stated above, I did take measures to handle this and it worked.
However for the last few nights, or even during this afternoon when I tried to fall asleep, just when I'm crossing that mark from consciousness to unconsciousness and going into a deep slumber, I'm jolted, like a hypnic jerk and my heart produces many extra beats and today a small bout of Afib. I have been under stress and feeling anxious lately to be honest so that could be the culprit. Could this be the cause? Or something else based on my health history/background? Has anyone experienced this or am I the lone wolf or Blacksheep that experienced my heart go off rhythm slightly when I'm trying to fall alseep. Like I said, it just started a few days ago when I have been stressed and anxious and I was okay for 1 year. So I think it's mind/anxiety related but want to get a second opinion. I will try to relax, do deep breathing, meditate and sleep earlier. I've been not getting enough sleep and been stressing about a few things.