#heartpalpitations #cinnamon #irregularheartbeat
by Neva J. Howell unless otherwise noted
Tracking down possible causes of my heart palpitations at night
I’ve been having fairly severe heart palpitations at night, for about a week now. I’ve had irregular heart before, see above post, but that time I think it was hormonal and related to menopause. Now, I’m not so sure so I’ve been researching what causes heart palpitations and specifically what causes irregular heartbeat at night.
The main culprit overall appears to be eating too much and then going to bed. If the digestive system is overwhelmed, apparently, your heart can struggle and this may cause irregular heartbeat, or afib, particularly at night.
However, I’ve also tracked down a link between cinnamon and heart palpitations. I just started taking a supplement with cinnamon in it so I’m going to lay off that for a few days and see if it might have been cinnamon causing heart palpitations.
Maybe I have had them during the day too but just didn’t notice. I have noticed I feel tired. I haven’t slept well for about a week too, so that could be a factor as I found a link between chronic insomnia and heart palpitations too.
Additional potential causes … electrolyte imbalance, tea tree oil, quinine, blood pressure issues, medication side effects.