A 35-year-old male asked:
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whenever i sleep on my back (and only then) at some pointiin the night i'll dream that i can't breathe. occasionally i'll wake up fully when this happens and have no difficulty breathing. is this suggestive of apnea at all, or just recurrent dreams?

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Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience Psychiatry
It's possible.: You need an evaluation by your primary care physician and possibly a referral to a sleep specialist. A sleep study may be beneficial in determining if you are suffering from sleep apnea. Smoking, obesity, stress and other factors can contribute to difficulty with sleep problems during the night.
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
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