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HELP! My Beating Heart is Keeping Me Awake at Night!(8 posts)

HELP! My Beating Heart is Keeping Me Awake at Night!carpe_podium
Sep 25, 2003 7:07 AM
My heart seems to beat really hard in my chest. I don't know how to adequately describe this, but if I lay on my side my heartbeat will actually "rock" me back and forth. Is this normal? It make it very difficult to fall asleep. Anybody else experience this? I'm at the point that I am considering going to the doctor.
Since there are no back up systems for the ticker...Marketing Dept
Sep 25, 2003 7:14 AM
I suggest that you go.

I had a couple of scares myself, and now rather than worry about it, I can sleep well.
Healthy! Some noise might help. nmSpunout
Sep 25, 2003 7:15 AM
re: didn't your mom tell you to sleep on right side?cyclopathic
Sep 25, 2003 7:20 AM
feel free to talk to doctor, but there's nothing wrong with you. Due to riding your HR dropped, stroke volume increased and you started to notice it. Take warm shower, lay on right side or back, and go asleep. Enjoy the signes of your new fitness.
fast = bad, hard = ok. >fitness = >muscle, >stroke volume. nm.NYCyclist
Sep 25, 2003 8:17 AM
Do a search on . . .mja
Sep 25, 2003 8:43 AM
... "MVP syndrome". Determine if you have any of the other symptoms. It's harmless -- almost always, but can be a nuisance. If you think you might have it, a doctor may be able to confirm it during a routine physical. (However, he or she might suggest that your being silly. Get another opinion. I am an extreme case, but it made me miserable for months on end, before a doctor took it seriously.)
re: HELP! My Beating Heart is Keeping Me Awake at Night!NewDayNewWay
Sep 25, 2003 11:39 AM
I had the same thing a few months back and sleeping was very difficult. Took a week or two off (partly because of work) and now don't have this problem any more. I viewed it as a possible sign of overtraining. It does seem strange that your HR is the same as it typically is at bedtime but your heart is beating much harder.
had that problem toobcm119
Sep 25, 2003 2:02 PM
I've had that problem. It seemed to coincide with stress at work, or riding too much/overtraining. It was a vicious circle because I started to anticipate it when I went to bed, and then it would start..wump...wump...wump.. really powerful beats, but slow. I think its anxiety and its all in your head. It made me nervous for a while, then I started forgetting about it. Then it disapperared.