Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee


Heart Arrhythmias

Patients with sleep problems will sometimes report a feeling of heart arrhythmias during sleep. They will frequently describe waking from sleep with a “racing heart”, or feeling that their heart is “skipping beats”. This could be a sign of a cardiac problem, or this could occur as part of a sleep disorder. The sleep disorder most commonly associated with heart arrhythmias is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).