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sleep apnea and nocturnal panic attacks?

hi drs/ experienced people

i was just wondering if there is  connection between sleep apnea and nocturnal panic attacks, i have been having these episodes that 30 mins to 1 hr after i sleep i wake up in panic with my heart racing,  i have the cpap and have been trying really hard to use it. i just figured out how to use the EPR feat on mine hoping it would be a good help. i am very scared that these atacks will make my heart worse. i have OSA and have been test for my heart several times, i was just wondering about these certain episodes that i experience.

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thank you very much for the info dr park, but why does this happen at a specfic amount of time like 30 mins to 1 hr after i sleep.. is it because that when my muscles begin to relax...
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Yes, an apnea can cause a severe panic attack, causing you to wake up suddenly in a state of panic. Sometimes, the confusion that happens from the arousal can make you sleepwalk, talk or eat.
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Hello,   this is almost exactly what I experience.  I will jump out of my bed and subconsciously walk across the room, turn on a light,  and I am only barely aware.   But as soon as I wake up, the racing heart slows down and I recall the event as in I felt as if I were dying or something very seriously wrong.  But once I wake up good, it all goes completely away.    Like you I though I had OSA and my doctor thought maybe so too but I had a sleep study and I did not have it.   I look forward to the doctors answer, also.   Oh, and I don't know why it happens so shortly after falling asleep...usually about 30 mins to an hour for me as well.   Do you have anxiety issues while awake?
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