How to Deal With Panic Attack at Night
If you suffer from panic disorder, nocturnal attacks (nightmares) may take place while sleeping. These episodes can be terrifying and difficult to cope with.
One of the major difficulties with panic attacks is that they often come without warning, leaving you helpless to prepare. They may be brought on by stress, lack of sleep or nightmares and can occur at any time without warning. Here’s how you can cope:
The good news is that most people who adhere to a treatment plan can reduce their symptoms and enhance their quality of life. You also have the power to learn techniques for dealing with panic attacks and staying calm during them.
One way to help you cope with a nighttime panic attack is to relax your muscles by breathing deeply and exhaling slowly. Additionally, focus on positive thoughts and images that give you comforting feelings.
Accept your attack for what it is – a temporary setback that will pass quickly enough.
Avoid engaging in combatting your attacks, as this will only add to the distress.
The most effective way to manage panic attacks at night is by changing how you live. Be mindful of your breathing, eat nutritious meals and exercise regularly for better mental clarity.
Exercise on a regular basis can improve your sleep and leave you feeling more energized throughout the day. If you have any further questions, reach out to your doctor or mental health care provider.