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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roji Andrews
28 years experience Pediatrics
No: Typically a baby does not breath faster when he or she is sleeping. In fact a lot of times breathing is slower when they are sleeping.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Sinusitis: Try breath-right nose strips until u see your primary care doc. In the morning for exam.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
No: I would not think there is any relation between the 5 hours of sleep and shortness of breath.
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Hard to say: It could be diet (what you ate that evening) or the air flow in the room (does the room have enough ventilation?). Do you sleep with your face covered ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Get it checked out!: Take a video (with your phone) and the baby to your Pediatric Health Professional and get it checked out (although it sounds normal (called "startle" ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Sleep Clinic: You urgently need to see a sleep specialist and be observed sleeping in a sleep clinic. Please contact your local hospital to get in to be seen urgent ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
CONSULT MD: You should consult your doctor what is the cause of your shortness of breath at night and sweating you may have esophageal reflux or some respiratory ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 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 member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
No, it cannot : However, this is a classic symptom of sleep apnea. Please see a sleep specialist.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Sleep problems: Trouble falling asleep or frequent wakings at night are caused by many factors. Just a simple change in your daytime daily routine can affect sleep. E ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
44 years experience Endocrinology
Agree - #1: B"sd sleep apnea a prime consideration. If not that, then peri-menopausal hormonal disturbance would be my second thought. Additional hormonal conside ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tatyana Gitlevich
27 years experience Neurology
Narcolepsy: This phenomenon frequently seen in the setting of narcolepsy. You may need a sleep study, particularly mslt test (mult sleep latency test).
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A 100-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Could be sleep apnea: But you need to see a doctor. The internet is a great place to answer some questions like "what is "sleep apnea?" or "what is cheyne-stokes breathing? ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Sleep,apnea?: Many reasons. Possible sleep apnea, or other .Sleep problems, stress, habits, and many other reasons. See doctor or sleep specialist.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Suddenly?: Sudden nasal congestion can be from a viral infection. If you have been developing choking in your sleep for a while with some nasal congestion and no ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Breathing changes: Sleep and breathing is a huge topic. Breathing does change and get more shallow during deeper sleep. Also, though, sleep problems from breathing and ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehran Farid-Moayer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Sometimes acid reflux (gerd) may present with symptoms similar to choking or sleep apnea.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Sleep issues: It is not uncommon in this day and age with everyone's busy schedules to have sleep issues. Things you can control now is stop the alcohol, try to ge ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There may be more than one cause. Valero apnea could potentially be the cause of your slope issues. There are multiple potential causes of heel and k ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
?sleep disorder: You are a bit young for true sleep apnea, but you could be experiencing nocturnal panic attacks, and either could make your other co-morbidities far w ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Breathing: There are lots of possibilities for breathing problems as you describe. You would need to see a doctor and have a history and physical exam and then i ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Prego -short breath: If you are pregnant and on several medications, you first must be sure you are healthy for the pregnancy and be sure to have your OB doctor okay any ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please seek: medical attention. Difficulty breathing is not a good thing.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Well?: I've been married > 30 years;me too!
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