Nighttime or Nocturnal Panic Attacks can happen for no obvious reason. They will cause you to wake up in a state of panic in the middle of the night. This type of anxiety attack is similar to the ones that happen in the middle of the day. You may experience rapid heart beat, shaking, heavy breathing, or shortness of breath. Each person is a little different as far as their symptoms, however they all have on in common. This is the sense of impending doom.
At night these attacks may seem worse as you are not fully awake and still in a state of sleep. You don’t have your sense of reality like you do in the daytime. Nocturnal Panic Attacks can be frustrating to deal with. They wake you up in the middle of the night and mess with your sleep cycle. You may even be too scared to fall asleep as you don’t want to have anxiety attacks in these early morning hours.
Talking to a medical professional can help you to identify your specific trigger. It’s likely that there is a root problem causing these nighttime attacks. Treating the root problem should eliminate your attacks quickly.