When I lay down during the afternoon to watch TV, nap, whatever I feel a very strong heartbeat. It is not necessarily rapid, but annoying enough to definitely notice and get frustrated. It occasionally happens at night, but most often around 4-5:30. Any ideas?
Hey BP — I get that too. It kept me up almost all night last night, and I’m thinking it might have to do with my exercise progressing too fast. I write about it in the exercise forum, so if people answer my questions there they might be of help to you.
Ugh, the pounding heart sensation won’t leave me alone! I try, when possible, to take a nap between work and school. Lately, I have been so busy but tried yesterday and had to get up because my heart feels like it’s beating too hard (not too fast). Does this have anything to do with the adrenals?
So my heart pounding went out of control crazy — I lost sleep for days on end. Definitely adrenals, and not your typical anxiety. I’ve tried cutting fat out completely of my diet, and that has helped tremendously (and by completely I don’t mean completely, but pretty darn close). I fell asleep like a baby in the past two nights that I’ve tried this. Matt told me that not enough carbs and too much fat — a ratio which probably depends entirely on the individual — can increase adrenal output and/or screw up blood sugar levels.