Lack of sleep can make anyone lose focus during daytime; some people become very irritable and do not have the energy to do any progressive work. Sleep lost is attributed to some mental and physical conditions. Sometimes people with certain ailments find it hard to sleep. In some cases stress and depression also causes lack of sleep.
Anxiety attacks at night are very possible for those people who are very stressed in their everyday lives. Body and mental fatigue can trigger anxiety in anyone, especially those who have quite weak personalities.
Chronic anxiety attacks can be experienced at night when the condition is not properly diagnosed and treated.
Common Reasons Why anyone can Experience Anxiety Attacks at Night:
Chemical imbalance causes anxiety attacks at night. If the brain can not release enough serotonin for the body, chemical imbalance occurs. Serotonin is a substance responsible for the body to stay clam and relax; without adequate supply of this substance, a person can suffer from panic attacks at night.
A stressful day can result in an anxiety attack at night. A person who recalls the unhappy events of the day will naturally find it hard to relax and can have certain panic-stricken thoughts that can lead to anxiety.
Having sleep disorders such as sleep apnea that affects the heart beat as well as the blood pressure can make the person have disturbed sleeps at night. Sleeping and waking up continuously at night can cause anxiety attacks at night.
Addiction to certain substances can also cause sleep disturbances that can trigger anxiety attacks at night. Too much coffee, alcohol or drugs when consumed by an anxiety patient may worsen the condition.
Anxiety Attack Symptoms:
Any normal person, who has suddenly been thrown at a very stressful period in his life, can experience anxiety attacks at night. But a person who is chronically suffering from anxiety can normally go through continuous anxiety attacks at night. Her are some symptoms that may tell you that you are having anxiety attacks at night:
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- Faster heartbeat and palpitations
- Sudden chest pain when in bed
- Discomfort while trying to relax in bed
- Excessive sweating
- Body trembling
- Numbness and dizziness
- Hot and cold feelings to the extremes
- Muscle and joint pains
- Unexplained tiredness
Prevention of Anxiety Attacks at Night:
If you had a stressful day and you are afraid to having anxiety attack at night, then you might want to try some things to prevent it from happening.
Take a warm shower before bedtime to help in the easing of the tensions in the muscles.
Meditate for a few seconds, so that your mind will be taken away from thinking of the stressful events of the day. Instead of thinking how the vents has gone through, think of other events that have made you happy or think of good things to look forward to.
You can also read a book or have a few minutes with your children. Some activities such board game playing or book reading with kids can make anyone relaxed. Kids have the powered to make anyone feel at ease and forget the problems of the day.
At nights after stressful days, avoid drinking too much coffee, which may keep you awake. If you are awake longer than necessary, you will have the tendency to think of what happened and this may trigger the attack.
Treatments for Anxiety Attacks at Night:
Cognitive behavioral therapy is the recommended treatment for anxiety attacks at night. This therapy is a systematic approach in solving disorders that are commonly related to dysfunctional emotions and behaviors. With a psychiatric therapy you will be able to find out the reasons for the attacks and will enable you ant your therapist to find the right answers to your problems.
There are also anti-anxiety drugs that are available with the right prescription from your physician.