A 40-year-old female asked:
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Why do I wake up during the night choking and unable to take a breath? It makes me teary eyed as well. No cold or symptoms. Also neg sleep study.

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Dr. John Gillespie
40 years experience in Ophthalmology
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea might be a cause or symptom. A disruption in the sleep process is the problem but obstruvction of the airway and thus reduced levels of oxygen the long term consequence. A medical evaluation is needed and possibly a sleep study to monitor breathing, heart rate and rythm, brain waves tobrule out seizure activity and levels of blood oxygen. Get this done and feel more refreshed in am.
Answered on Jul 15, 2018
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