A 23-year-old male asked:
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i have trouble sleeping at night. my partner says that i twitch and wake up jolting, like my heart or breathing has stopped.i have asthma and i have been told that i have a murmur.what should i do?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Sleep disorder: Number one thought is "sleep apnea", but maybe you also have periodic limb movements in sleep, a variant of restless leg syndrome. An overnight sleep latency study could be highly diagnostic.
Answered on Aug 11, 2013
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sleep study: Looks like you may have both restless leg syndrome and sleep apnea. A sleep study is in order.
Answered on Aug 14, 2013
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep: Movements in sleep could be due to interrupted sleep due to sleep apnea, rem sleep disorder, sleep study would be good to understand sleep architecture, heart rate, breathing, sleep apnea, leg movements etc.
Answered on Aug 14, 2013

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