Are you starting to be afraid of sleeping time? While most people are excited to get some rest, almost 10% of Americans known to have sleep anxiety disorder or sleep panic attacks dreads the sleeping time with the fear of not waking up in the morning. Others are also experiencing "false suffocation alarms" wherein that they feel that they couldn't breathe. Contrary to popular belief, sleep panic attacks are not caused by dreams. Medical studies show that occur during the early stages of sleep and not during the REM when dreams occur.
What causes sleep panic attacks? Though there's not a definite answer to this question, the most common possible causes are daytime activities, alcoholism, drug abuse, excessive depression and stress. People who can't tend to worry too much are prone to sleep panic attacks than those who know how to manage their problems.
You might be wondering now what would be the best sleep anxiety treatment is advised? Consult your doctor as each cases varies and knowing your individual need and situation would give your doctor a much better feel of how to help you. The most common remedy that most people do is to bring a water on their bedside table so that when the attacks occur, they could grab and get something to drink and would help them calm down.
If your partner is experiencing sleep panic attacks, make sure not to take it for granted as this could be the reason that one night he/she won't be able to wake up on one of the attacks.