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Posted by: Sarah | 2009-07-10

Night attacks

I almost always awake from a deep sleep with an attack. How does that work?

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Psychologist: Night panic or nocturnal panic attacks, are common with individuals who experience panic attacks.
Panic is often not triggered by external events or things, but happens at an unconscious level. Individuals often have panic attacks at unexpected times, as panic attacks come suddenly when unconscious mental processes are triggered by internal bodily or physiological changes. When these changes happen at bight as the body shifts its biological rhythms, panic may be the result.

Treating your panic attack with CBT and psychological counselling, will also help to reduce your nocturnal panic attacks. you can contact SADAG for details about counselors on SADAG Helpline: 0800 70 80 90
SMS: 31393

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