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    Sleep disorders
    An_250598 posted:
    My issue is not exactly the same, but is similar. Occasionally, like maybe one night every three or four months, I will wake up from sleeping, feeling very anxious,almost like I can't breathe. Then, once I'm awake, I cannot go back to sleep. I feel like my heart is racing, and my mind has a million thoughts racing through it. I'm 57 years old, and I've never had this problem until about the last 2 or 3 years. I also don't really get uninterrupted sleep. I usually wake up in the middle of the night, sometimes to go to the bathroom, but not always, and then I seem to toss and turn for a while before I fall back to sleep. And always, it seems like my mind has a hundred things racing through it, which seems to keep me from falling back asleep. Has anyone else experienced these problems?

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