I have had this for years and still have it on occasion. For some reason mine also occur more frequently at night. There are times when they wake me and I have to work to convert the arrhythmia
and get my heart to beat normal again. Part of the problem is probably that you are nervous about the heart beat and this often results in making the heart beat faster and worsens symptoms. Lack of sleep can also aggravate this condition. You do need to see a cardiologist for an accurate diagnosis. You will probably need to be on a event monitor so they know exactly what you are experiencing. Some of these symptoms are benign but others can indicate something more serious. Call tomorrow and schedule an appointment. Sometimes the cause is nothing more than dehydration
, low sodium. Sugar, caffeine, alcohol and nicotine
do aggravate symptoms.
Not sure if it's because I read and answered your question but guess what happened to me at 4am? Woke up with palpitaitons and lasted a good hour. I DO hate them.