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Heart pounding in chest when waking up. Is everything okay?

When I come out of a sleep to get up - usually I get up before my alarms rings at 3:45 in the a.m., I can feel my heart pound in my chest and physically see and feel my left side of my body moving. No other physical symptoms - no flushing, dizzy, shortness of breathe or anything - just a pounding - then I get up and get ready and it is OK. So................? Could this just be an andrenaline rush from my bio-clock to get me up or what? I m 46, no other med problems - no maintance drugs, no alcohol, no drugs at all, no smoking , I do not feel stress from my job - love it.............all OK. SO..........?
Asked On : Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

If it is happening daily, subconscious anxiety is most likely.
Anxious to get up at a given time makes the sleep shallow, less relaxed - despite setting an alarm...

If it is an occasional event, dreams / nightmares may be responsible.

Biological clock is unlikely to do this.

If it is disturbing and interferes with daytime activity, you may investigate - Holter monitor / sleep lab will help.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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