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Greenacres, Florida
A 31-year-old female asked:

Sometimes i stop breath when i sleep and wake up but last night when it happened and i sat up on the side of my bed my legs started shaking really bad. not sure what is causing this?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Have your doctor evaluate you for a sleep disorder. You could have sleep apnea, but would not rule out nocturnal panic attack at this point. An overnight sleep study should provide distinct answers.
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