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A 34-year-old male asked:

At night, will get waken up in a "start", feeling of can't catch breathe, heart beats faster. sometimes sweaty. anxiety, panic, sleep apnea?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sleep apnea: Although these symptoms are suspicious for sleep apnea - a sleep study would be needed to diagnose your problems. I would talk with your primary care doctor about a referral to a sleep specialist. Take care.
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Dr. David Godot
Clinical Psychology 9 years experience
Chemical mattress?: Dr. Fowler's advice about sleep study is good. Also I see you have a history of allergies. I have seen similar symptoms result from exposure to off-gassed chemicals from memory foam mattresses. If that's what you're sleeping on, try sleeping on the couch for a week to see if symptoms remit.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Great point.
Oct 7, 2015
Last updated Oct 7, 2015

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