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Wake up thinking I have just died?

Something very strange (not to mention annoying) happens to me every morning....at the sound of my alarm clock, I, for only a split second, think that I just died. This isn't happening in conjunction with dreams, it is something completely separate (in other words, my thinking that I just died isn't a dream or related in any way to anything I may have been dreaming of on any particular night). For whatever reason, it is the sound of the alarm that triggers this thought. "Holy sh*t, I just died!" is what runs through my head as my heart feels like it is literally skipping a beat. I am overcome with this horrible feeling of absolute terror (truly a feeling of fear more intense than anything I've ever felt before). I don't see anything or experience any dream-like event (falling, etc.) but as soon as my mind says the words, I open my eyes and the feeling is gone (I guess as I realize that I am, in fact, still alive). It's like I'm not in a dream state, but I'm not fully awake either. This has been happening to me for about two or three years now and while it began as something that occurred sporadically, it happens EVERY MORNING now. I have tried to research this bizarre thing, but can't find anyone else that experiences it or anything that is even remotely related. I absolutely hate this terrifying daily experience and don't know what to do or how to even try to keep this at bay. I am not in any way afraid of death, nor have I had any weird or traumatic experiences relating to death. I am a happy, healthy 31-year old female. Can anyone offer any insight or advice? Please help me!! (Note: I have suffered from sleep paralysis for at least 12 years now. I have discovered that I experience sleep paralysis only when I take naps during the day, so I rarely take naps now because it, too, is quite terrifying; however, it is a very different feeling and experience from the "alarm" thing.)
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replied September 8th, 2010
Strange sudden death feeling from alarm after sleep questions
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