In my experience, going to sleep made me feel better because it made me feel safe to be in
my own home and in
bed, but when I awoke, I would be paralized in
my bed by self-fulfilling prophecies - dizziness, heaviness in arms and legs, heavy chest, shortness of breath, etc. What started the ball rolling was a lump under my armpit that appeared one day out of the blue, but did not go away.