Sorry I didn’t see your message as usually what gets posted in this category are non help related issues.
I’d like to ask first what was your stress level/ worries before your night panic attack? Many times a night panic can be a release of pent of unresolved emotions that you suppress during your conscious awake hours.
But at the same time I myself have experienced a panic attack in the middle of the night just because of bad food or irritated stomach.
What you are probably experiencing now, after the panic attack, is dread of having a panic attack which is why we get panic attacks - it’s your nervous system trying to save you from a perceived threat, i.e., the panic attack! It’s a worry loop. They only way to break out of the loop is to allow the panic, dare it to do its worse, refuse to control it, and as I learned last week in a yoga class, practice “trusted surrender” to the panic. The whole point is to quit the apprehension that manifests itself as panic. Without apprehension there is no panic. However I’m talking 100% no apprehension. 99% still leaves 1% apprehension and panic will feed of that. You have to get angry and say “this is it, no going back, let’s do it!”