Has anyone experienced them? Suggestions on how to deal or stop them?
I recently started working a late shift get off around 10:30 pm and have had two episodes.
The first one was about a week ago. As I was going to sleep I just started thinking how it is crazy that we go to sleep assuming we will wake up and if I died I would never see it coming. Well, suddenly I was convinced I was going to die in my sleep. It was a short one.
Yesterday, as I was going to sleep I the idea that this was some king of virtual reality and that those who "seriously" realized that would be able to wake up i.e. The Matrix. My heart started beating a little faster so, I got up and began getting slight tunnel vision. It started to feel like everything around me was not real. That was not the worst of it. What really brought on the panic was that I would somehow get stuck between this "reality" and the real world in a state of insanity. I had to get my brother to help me calm down. Lasted about 3 minutes.
They have only happened twice at night in the morning I feel fine but, as if it never even happened, it was a dream or disbelief that it could happen to me.
- Aside from working late I am under no stress or anxiety. I do not drink or smoke. The only thing is that I have drank some diet soda at around 8-9 PM which does have some caffeine.