I was in a car accident in july 2014 and

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Q: I was in a car accident in july 2014 and as a result was hit in the chest by the airbag which also caused damage to my left hand resulting in surgery. After the accident I began having fluttering in my chest but only at night waking me several times per night interrupting my sleep. I have seen a cardiologist who has ran all the heart tests, EEG, EKG, holter monitor, treadmill testing all of which came out fine and he says I have nothing wrong with my heart. However, the symptoms continue each night. He tried ambien to see if that would give me uninterrupted sleep but it did not. I now have a fitbit HR which tracks my sleep. It indicates that I have as an example 25 minutes restless (10x) and 5 minute awake (3x) so even though I sleep for a normal amount of hours it is not truly restful. My question is: is this due to being hit by the airbag and what, if anything, can I do to get back to normal?

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