I reluctantly brought this up to my doctor once and he assured me that it's dysautonomia. Every night, right when I start to cross the barrier into sleep i will get hit with a wave of panic that shoots me awake. The only way for me to alleviate the panic is to stay awake for a few minutes and not let myself fall asleep again. Some nights it's only once or twice, others it's 10 or 15 times and I just won't sleep. My doctor said that with this dysautonomia your body thinks that it's dying when it is falling asleep, therefore it does whatever it can to wake you up. Its an absolutely awful symptom. Does anyone else share this random, awful daily occurrence?