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Adrenaline rush duing the night

Posted by fs1epop on August 17, 2008 at 01:34:14:


I am a 34 year old male who's had sleep maintenance insomnia for about 5 years. I have made big improvements following a lot of the advice on this board.

I wanted to find out if anyone has had similar experiences to me. Sometimes I will wake in the night with the feeling of a massive adrenaline rush. It will often be accompanied by very anxious and unpleasant dreams which seem to go on all night. I don't normally have a problem falling off to sleep, but sometimes if i'm about to fall asleep and I hear a noise for example i will have the sensation of my heart pounding and the adrenaline being released.

I don't take any medication for sleep but until recently I was taking L Theanine. This has got worse since I stopped taking it and i was thinking it was maybe a withdrawal reaction to that.

The weird thing is, I don't really feel at all anxious during the day. I meditate, do yoga etc and really try to live life in the moment. It seems to be something which just comes out at night. I am guessing it's just some kind of anxiety but it's very strange.

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