May 1, 2020 | Panic Attacks | No Comments
In order to start dealing with your panic attacks, you need to get to the root of them. You need to know what causes them in order to treat or get rid of them entirely. Are you ready to take those steps to feeling better? If so, make sure to read on.
If you are someone who suffers from panic attacks, make sure you are getting enough sleep each night. When you are surviving on little sleep, the chance of having a panic attack will increase. It will also lessen your ability to cope with attacks, and to think clearly. Try for eight restful hours of sleep every night.
Both cigarettes and alcohol can be triggers for panic attacks so it’s best to avoid them if you’re a frequent sufferer. Instead, drink warm tea to help relax your body and mind, especially a non-caffeinated herbal tea or green tea. Green tea is excellent for your health as well.
Participating in deep breathing a few times a day can help keep your body relaxed and free from panic attacks. Start by breathing through your nose to your stomach on a slow count of four, and then breathe out through your mouth for four. Increase to five, six, and beyond as you can.
Remind yourself during a panic attack that there is nothing wrong with you, your nervous system is just sensitive and reacting to some sort of stimulus. This is only temporary and it will pass, and that you’ll survive it and have absolutely no residual problems from the way it affects your body.
One important aspect of panic attacks is to learn how to recognize the signs of when a panic attack is coming on so that you can interpret it properly. Otherwise, you will interpret the attack in an even more fearful way, which will make your symptoms worse. When you feel the symptoms of a panic attack coming on, remind yourself, “Oh, this is a panic attack – and these symptoms are psychological, not physical.”
Panic attacks are terrifying because the person experiencing them has the sudden overwhelming fear that they are going to die. The important thing to remember about panic attacks is that you can control them cognitively. Your brain is taking normal everyday stimuli (a shift in the road while driving, for example), and interpreting them in a fearful way. You can course-correct this fearful interpretation by trying to recall what the source of that stimulus could be. This will reduce your fear and your panic should subside somewhat.
When you have a panic attack sit down and figure out how it’s making you feel at the moment. On a scale from one to ten to rate your feelings. Wait for a while and then rate your anxiety again. Continue until your anxiety is back to a 0.
So, as you have read in the aforementioned article, there are several ways to treat panic attacks, but you still need to know what it is that triggers your personal attacks. By keeping these tips in mind and speaking with your doctor, you can find something that can combat your attacks much sooner.