Anxiety Community
Waking up in terror to the slightest sound
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to generalized anxiety, anxiety and eating, anxiety and sleeping, mood swings, panic attacks and panic disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Waking up in terror to the slightest sound

For the last week or so I've been waking up in the night in full terror. This happens suddenly and is triggered by the most innocent sounds - like my boyfriend switching off light, closing his laptop etc.
It seems that my brain is hyper-sensitive listening to any kind of sound, and when there is even the gentlest one, I wake up TERRIFIED - with my heart racing and wide open eyes.

I know it's not related to dreams because I normally remember my dreams, and I know I have been having nightmares for a while. When I wake up from the nightmares, I am not as scared as I get when the sounds awaken me.
When I wake up scared by a sound, I feel like an extemely scared animal full of adrenaline.

Does that sound familiar? What could be causing that?
I'm desperate to find an answer as I am getting more and more drained and exhausted from this.

Thanks in advance!
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
3060903_tn?1390303996
Blank
Nighthawk61 commented on This is for you Grand...
37 mins ago
3060903_tn?1390303996
Blank
Nighthawk61 commented on Just wasting my time,...
1 hr ago
140029_tn?1393301742
Blank
fiber..water..fiber..water..
2 hrs ago by Matthew007
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
birdie0907
Calgary, AB
358304_tn?1395085884
Blank
cnote
na, MO
6579347_tn?1388505968
Blank
mele48
TX
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
1684282_tn?1350782543
Blank
The Death by Heroin
Feb 03 by Julia M Aharonov, DOBlank
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
birdie0907
Calgary, AB
358304_tn?1395085884
Blank
cnote
na, MO
6579347_tn?1388505968
Blank
mele48
TX
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA