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Hello, I'm being plagued by weird sensations in my head when attempting to fall asleep. Rocking like in a boat (back and forth or side to side), violent head jerk sensations that last maybe a second, and always to the right (not a falling sensation. I'm not certain if my head actually moves however. Also, mini zaps for lack of a better term. The sensations only occur when at rest. As long as my brain is active (even when laying down)this doesn't happen. It's at the point where I am terrified to even attempt sleep! When I experience these my heart rate goes way up and there is thumping loudly in my ears....anxiety I assume! I fear I will eventually just not wake up. I need to know what may be causing these and were to turn for help. Thank you!

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replied February 3rd, 2017
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. These are symptoms of extreme anxiety and needs psychological evaluation and supportive care.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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