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Causing Shortness Breath Trying Fall Asleep
Maybe asthma: Asthma can result in shortness of breath that occurs at night. Other symptoms with asthma include wheezing and chest tightness. Other causes of nighttime breathlessness include anxiety, panic attacks and acid reflux causing bronchospasm (narrowing of the airways). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi there doctors! recently i've been having a shortness in breath when trying to fall asleep. Any reasons? I'm active a lot n am fine during the day!
Anxiety: is most probable reason. you are too young to have any serious ht dz but if you have any then check with your MD ...Read more
I've been noticing a few nights this past month(including tonight)when i barley start to fall asleep i instantly wake up with a racing heart and feeling like my whole body is shutting down like(shortness of breath)(doom feeling)but quicky goes away.
I fall asleep no problem but minutes later wake up feeling like i cannot breath gasping, what's wrong?
When I fall asleep I instantly wake up trying to catch my breath and feeling disoriented. It doesn't happen often just once in awhile ?
Sleep quality is: important. One POSSIBILITY is sleep apnea. If you have that you will be waking up throughout the night and not knowing it and not getting enough REM (dream) sleep. Please see your doctor. You may also be anxious and a mental health professional can help if that is the case. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with pneumonia today. I'm trying to sleep, but when I start to fall asleep I wake up by lost of breath. I'm 31 what can I do?
Had sleep study done came back good. However when I fall asleep at times I feel like I can't breath and gasp for air.
See an ENT: An otolaryngologist will actually look down your throat and see what is wrong. ...Read more
When I start to fall asleep I wake back up feeling like I've been holding my breath and can't breathe. What could be wrong?
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea, obstructive and central, cause breathing to temporarily cease. Other manifestations and associated conditions include morning headache, fatigue, need for naps, hypertension, falling asleep at inappropriate times, obesity. See a sleep specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more