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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Todd Magro
13 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe: Shortness of breath can be caused by anxiety, but there are many other causes. Waking up gasping for air could be a sign of sleep apnea, which can ... Read More
Dr. Mark Birnbach
48 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Sleep apnea: Please see your physician asap. If you awaken gasping for air, you probably are suffering from sleep apnea- stopping breathing for at least 10 seconds ... Read More

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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Panic Disorder: Many folks who are highly anxious have a fear on not getting enough air. When we are between sleeping and waking we can feel quite vulnerable and pul ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
24 years experience Family Medicine
Sleep study: Ask your PCP to order a sleep study or be referred to a sleep specialist in order to get evaluated. In this type of test you are observed and monitore ... Read More
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Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Sleep study: see your doctor and explain your symptoms and see if they will order a sleep study.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly asthma: Do your symptoms happen only at night? Do you have associated runny nose or heartburn? Rarely, asthma, post-nasal drip and heartburn can cause you ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Russell Lieblick
21 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Need supervision: The only reason that I can think of for having breathing issues following wisdom teeth removal is narcotic use. If you can breathe normally and don't ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
17 years experience Family Medicine
Get checked out: You can have sleep problems from snoring, apnea, restless legs, poor sleep hygeine, anxiety/depression, napping during the day, night seizures, noises ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Good sleep hygiene: 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a r ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Liver problem: You should get your cousin to the er as soon as possible. She may have the problem of being difficult to wake up due to a high ammonia level in her bl ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
See a doctor : There are several possible causes of this apparent sedation ranging from drug effect to infection to metabolic problem. Your friend needs an evaluatio ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not known: The cause of jerks in sleep is not known, but these are common and not a health issue. You may read the write up at this link for general info: http:/ ... Read More

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