Question: For the past 2 weeks I have been waking up literally every 1 1/2-2hrs (almost to the minute) with a pounding heart (not fast beat, in fact sometimes it's slow, but pounding). Then I will get what I call an "adrenaline
rush". Just a feeling of brief discomfort and jitteriness, then it passes. I get up go to the bathroom and then back to sleep with no problem, only to wake again a couple hours later. Last night I went to bed at 11:30, woke at 1, then 3, then 5:30, then 7. I'm always right in the middle of a dream when I wake up. I was recently diagnosed with mild MVP
and PVC's of approx. 1100/day. I have been taking magnesium
at bedtime to help and it definitely has cut the PVC's way down to barely noticing them. I'm wondering if it's lowering my blood pressure and/or heart rate
too much and causing these constant awakenings. I had a sleep study done and was found to have bradycardia
(48bpm) and low blood pressure. I have low blood pressure during the day too; averages 90/60. Any ideas on what's causing all these awakenings and how I can stop them? It's very disturbing. Makes me not want to go to bed at night...