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What could be causing my shortness of breath when i'm trying to fall asleep?

What could be causing my shortness of breath when i'm trying to 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 more

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When trying to fall asleep I start having shortness of breath what could it be?

When trying to fall asleep I start having shortness of breath what could it be?

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

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Can i hold my breath at night in order to fall asleep quickly?

Can i hold my breath at night in order to fall asleep quickly?

Would not recommend!: I would not recommend it. I would recommend breathing deeply and slowly, in and out, like yoga relaxation breathing to relax. ...Read more

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I fall asleep no problem but minutes later wake up feeling like i cannot breath gasping, what's wrong?

I fall asleep no problem but minutes later wake up feeling like i cannot breath gasping, what's wrong?

See doctor: You may have some sleep disordered breathing. Do you snore? Has anyone ever noticed you seem to stop breathing at night at times and then rapidly recover? Please see your doctor and see about getting a formal sleep study to rule out sleep apnea. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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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?

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