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Fast Heart Rate With Palpitations after napping

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Old 09-12-2005, 06:54 PM   #1
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Fast Heart Rate With Palpitations after napping

Hi Everyone,
I have a question about...there are days where i'm just dragging, and i usually take naps here and there if i have a tired day. My questions is when i lay down on my couch and take a nap i may fall asleep for 10 minutes wake up (either just wake up, or snore myself awake) and can feel my heart beating really fast with palpitations, it never skips a beat when it does this but, the more tired i am the worse it seems to be. What i dont' understand is, when i sleep sitting up, like leaning on a desk this doens't happen, only when i'm laying down. It also doesnt' happen when i'm sleeping at night, just anytime during the day when i "nap" laying down, i get palpitations and rapid heart rate. I have been diagnosed with Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia, (nothing causing my heart to beat fast, just does for some reason). Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 09-14-2005, 09:58 AM   #2
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Re: Fast Heart Rate With Palpitations after napping

I was going to suggest that you may be having sleep apnea based on the position you sleep in--some make it worse, and that the resulting oxygen debt
contributes to your high heart rate.
A beta blocker helps control heart rate and is usually used with tachycardia.
I had a "heavy" heartbeat when sleeping on the couch that turned out to be
very high blood pressure.
Beta blockers can cause insomnia, as do many other drugs (I found out!)
Get a stress test and a good cardiac evaluation.

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