A 24-year-old female asked:
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why do i wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air once every several months? i've been to a dr and i don't have acid reflux. age 24, 80kgs

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Dr. Hashmat Rajput
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Gasping air: Gasping for air once every several months during sleep may be due to bad dreams. If happening on regular basis with snoring, look for sleep apnea. Strattera (atomoxetine) effects the heart rhythm. You need 24 holter monitor and sleep apnea study. Also ENT doctor to find out any nasopharynx abnormality. Thanks.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Randy Villanueva
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Sleep apnea : You need to rule out sleep apnea which can inrerrupt your sleep during apneic episodes where you brain needs oxygen.
Answered on Nov 15, 2013

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