Bedtime Panic Attacks
I'm told that when I was a young child I would have "night terrors"
These days once in a while I wake up with a panic attack. The kind where I think I am going to die. I had one so bad a few months ago I wound up in the hospital just to play it safe.
I have a messed up cicada rhythm and party all night and sleep all day like a vampire. Today I woke up after being asleep 3 or 4 hours. So I got up and ate a little something and watched youtube until I felt sleepy. But as I got to the part where I usually drift back to sleep, I started feeling antsy. Tired to quell it, got close, then back to antsy and then into panic mode. I had to take my emergency benzodiazepine. Finally I was able to lie down and drift off to sleep normally. But I ended up waking up at least 3 hours later than I wanted. At least I didn't have any set plans to go someplace today or I would have been really agitated.
Anyone else experience similar sleep / panic issues?
Edit: This was supposed to go into what I thought was a psyche central section.