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How do I know if I have hypervigilance?

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You have hypervigilance if you are constantly scanning your surroundings for any signs of danger, and you hardly ever let up. You are also easily startled and jumpy, as any loud and sudden noises will make you jump. You are constantly in a hyperaroused state, and you are tense, edgy, and sweaty. You may also find yourself being short of breath, and feel your heart beating faster. You may also have a lump in your throat, and you may have butterflies in your stomach.

Fortunately, there are natural ways to deal with anxiety and hypervigilance:

answered Nov 15, 2015 by drcarlo (294,430 points)