I put on the kettle..

Sometimes I have panic attacks in my sleep. My friend advised if it happens, to do something normal. So I get up and boil the kettle, watching it as it boils, its how I feel most nights. Boiling up ready to explode. Once it boils, its calm again, a bit like my head and heart. I go back to sleep...


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What I'd say you also need

Aug 15, 2019 at 3:45pm

Is a gooooood back rub.

Have you tried meditation?

Aug 15, 2019 at 10:52pm

Download insight timer and you can choose free meditations to listen to...try the sleep ones and see if that helps
Wishing you well xo

John titor

Aug 16, 2019 at 9:09am

I watched the washing machine last night, the timer said one minute left, it felt longer...

A lot of us

Aug 16, 2019 at 9:15am

use cannabis.


Aug 16, 2019 at 12:39pm

i did this last night after too much can candy. helpful.

Distraction is effective

Aug 16, 2019 at 3:27pm

It makes sense that a normal distraction helps get out of the panic loop. Boiling water, sure! Sometimes I turn on the TV as if I'm going to start a show at 4am. I also have a family member that I can phone at any hour. (It's mutual, I return the favour). We talk about something other than the panic attack, then even one minute in, my mind is taken elsewhere and the rapid heartbeat goes down.


Aug 18, 2019 at 8:18am

Panic attacks in your sleep? Is that what used to be called a nightmare or bad dream? Panic attack while sleeping. Ok. Hmm.

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