Adrenaline Surges: How to Sleep When Your Heart’s Got You Up

This post made SO MUCH sense to me! I was having this experience of what felt like adrenaline surges at night with POTS- rapid heart rate, sweating, shaking, etc. Thank you for validating that POTS adrenaline surge is a thing!

Chronically Salty

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night with your heart racing, body shaking with tremors, and with night sweats? If you have dysautonomia or another nervous system disorder, you may be facing adrenaline surges. If you thought your sympathetic (flight or fight) nervous system was already maxed out as it is, you were wrong.

Adrenaline surges, or the sudden dumping of adrenaline in your body, can happen at any time of the day with nervous system dysfunctions.  For many, however, this happens most while sleeping. I often have triggers with mine: loud music, sound vibrations from movie theaters, after being scared, or even after having what I call an “active dream,” in which, for some reason, I am always doing epic parkcour.

POTS Flare vs. Adrenaline Surge

For people with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, or POTS, you may be asking yourself how to distinguish between the…

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