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Gasping for breath while sleeping

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roji Andrews
Pediatrics 29 years experience
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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Sinusitis: Try breath-right nose strips until u see your primary care doc. In the morning for exam.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
No: I would not think there is any relation between the 5 hours of sleep and shortness of breath.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Doubtful: I would think it could be the other way around- because of shortness of breath, it is limiting your sleep hours. Should consider seeing your dr. Who ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
Sleep apnea: You may have sleep apnea which is potentially lethal. I would suggest seeing your physician or a sleep specialist for an evaluation.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
?sleep apnea: Your description is a little florid but you may well actually stop breathing for a moment which causes you to awaken. Best way to sort this out is to... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
My condolences: I am sorry for your loss. Sounds as though you may be having a panic attack. Please accept the comfort of friends and family. Your doctor may suggest ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Leszczyszyn
Sleep Medicine 27 years experience
You may be pregnant.: Your symptoms do not sound specific for any one medical disorder. There are some characteristics that fit better with a lung-based or respiratory con... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Family practice : I would advise you to see your dr with your symptoms. Of chest pain and sob.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Orthopnea: This is called orthopnea. Are you having any other symptoms such as enlarged lymph nodes anywhere on your body, fevers, weight loss, night sweats or d... Read More

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