Panic Attacks At Night Time
Published on Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 2:53 pm and is filed under Mental Health
Nocturnal Panic Attacks
For many people panic attacks during sleep or while waking up from night rest are quite common. It is believed that they could be the consequence of bad dreams, and very often these attacks are not considered to have any connection with certain events in human life.
But in fact the cause of acute anxiety attacks during sleep in most cases is the stress, which a person experiences during the daytime. Very often nocturnal panic attacks begin to occur after a major change in human life (such as moving to another city or another country, a job change, loss of a loved one or beloved pet, etc.).
Dreams, stress, and panic disorders
Sometimes people experiencing bouts of panic attacks during sleep, absolutely not bind them with their daily lives. In this case, is most likely that a person constantly, day after day, lives in a strong state of continuous stress and anxiety, of grave concern and strong stress. And if he controls his behavior and not allow himself to give vent to emotions during the day, during sleep, they can cause nightmares, bad dreams, and acute anxiety disorders.
The consequences of nocturnal panic attacks
It is important know that panic attacks during sleep – is a symptom, speaking about the imbalance of general psychological state, severe tension and everyday stress. And if by themselves panic attacks during sleep usually do not cause physical harm to a person, the fear and terror that they cause can be very real and can invoke physical pain caused by stress, headache or pain in the muscles, especially in the back and shoulders.
These nocturnal attacks of panic disorders are also harmful because they interfere with the normal sleep and do not allow a person to get a good night rest. Sometimes people are just afraid of the next attack, so are afraid to fall asleep, which leads to chronic insomnia.
Unfortunately, the longer a person suffers from insomnia, the more likely a manifestation of the next panic attack and this vicious circle can greatly undermine the health and lead to very unpleasant consequences.
You should know that therapist’s advice and timely psychological support can help solve this problem. They can restore the psychological balance in the body and make a deep night sleep, calm and complete. Psychotherapist will help determine the cause of anxiety disorder, adjust the patient’s behavior and his attitude to the origins of the problem. If necessary, the patient will be assigned to support the course of drugs, and a comprehensive approach to the treatment applied by modern methods of treatment. The treatment can very quickly give positive and sustainable results and return the person to normal life.