I have documented A Fib, A Runs, and arrhythmia's that hit in the middle of the night. After being asleep about 4 hours I wake up with my heart in a run, or A Fib up to 200 beats with BP going very high. I have noticed it comes after I am asleep in the REM cycle. That is when the dreams or nightmares begin and then BAD arrhythmia's. It has been really bad the last few months. I am exhausted and have tried to figure out why only at night, and what I can do to stop this cycle? Of course I also have the anxiety while it is happening I could have a stroke with this surge of irregular heartbeats. It lasts on and off about 3 hours. I have been using the vagal maneuver and it works but takes a while. I use it by doing diaphragm deep breathing. However, once it goes back in place and I stop this technique it starts again.
I take sleep meds, and they seem to not work anymore. I have lone paroxysmall A Fib. The days are perfect just the night.
Has anyone experience this and any suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated?......
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