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How fast should a newborn breath, my daughter seems to be breathing fast esp when sleeping and pulling to breath born w fluid in lungs (resolved) she's 1week?

How fast should a newborn breath, my daughter seems to be breathing fast esp when sleeping and pulling to breath born w fluid in lungs (resolved) she's 1week?

Periodic breathing: Newborns breath fast...Around 40-50 x a minute. They also have a cycle of breathing called periodic breathing where they breathe very fast then slow it down and can have an interval of up to 10-15 seconds of "holding their breath" then it starts over. As long as she is pink and eating well and in no distress she is fine. If worried at all see your pediatrician. Reassurance is very helpful. ...Read more

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Breathing fast and hyperventilating when sleeping seems like after taking Lorazepam Cause? PCOS HTN Provera (medroxyprogesterone) Zestoretic Ativan Sertraline

Breathing fast and hyperventilating when sleeping seems like after taking Lorazepam Cause? PCOS HTN Provera (medroxyprogesterone) Zestoretic Ativan Sertraline

Complex: Hyperventilation at night can be related to stress, congestive heart failure, drugs taken at bed time, other. So, wide range of possibilities. Lorazepam is a sedative. If taken for stress, and hyperventilation occurs with dreams then anxiety might be the relationship. A formal sleep study could provide diagnosis by seeing timing, heart pattern, and associated details. ...Read more

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I wokeup from my sleep "breathing weird" I was inhaling fast and with my mouth closed. Is this bad? It has happened twice at night.

I wokeup from my sleep "breathing weird" I was inhaling fast and with my mouth closed. Is this bad? It has happened twice at night.

Get a sleep study.: "Breathing weird" could be happening many more times per night but the other times do not wake you adequately for you to remember them in the morning. Sleep apnea can cause symptoms like this. So can anxiety. It would be difficult to determine which it is without a sleep study. If you are overweight or have jaw problems or snore then the likelihood of apnea is higher. Be well... ...Read more

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Insomnia for a few weeks, breathing problems when lying down, as soon as I nod of to sleep, I awake, heart beating fast but a weird rhymthm? What's wrng

Insomnia for a few weeks, breathing problems when lying down, as soon as I nod of to sleep, I awake, heart beating fast but a weird rhymthm? What's wrng

Eval: Talk to your doc. If it persists there is also a sleep center nearby. Http://www. Emoryhealthcare. Org/sleep/become-a-patient/your-sleep-study. Html. ...Read more

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I have trouble sleeping. At night I get very anxious, heart beats fast, increased breathing irrational thoughts of falling. Happens often. Why?

I have trouble sleeping. At night I get very anxious, heart beats fast, increased breathing irrational thoughts of falling. Happens often. Why?

Very common: Commonest cause is lousy diet with a lot of empty carbs calories. It results in vitamin b deficiency and that affects the sleep mechanism and will cause dysautonomia. This is explained in a post on my blog "oxygen the spark of life". Scroll back to an older post. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble sleeping. I constantly feel tired, body ache, dizzy and difficulty breathing. Sometimes I feel my heart is beating fast.?

I'm having trouble sleeping. I constantly feel tired, body ache, dizzy and difficulty breathing. Sometimes I feel my heart is beating fast.?

YOU NEED COMPLETE EX: With your symptoms you need a complete physical exam and other tests like blood test and ekg, and sleep studies to rule out sleep apnea to find the cause and appropriate treatment
we need more history like your age, smoking history, family history, weight and height, history of any coexisting condition, to give specific advice. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old daughter was fast asleep when I realised she had a temperature she was breathing a little heavily she said nothing is hurting her why?

My 4 yr old daughter was fast asleep when I realised she had a temperature she was breathing a little heavily she said nothing is hurting her why?

Confusing question: The normal patient will increase their respiratory rate by 5 breaths/minute for each f degree elevated. This is done to add oxygen to the blood to sustain the increase in metabolism. Early in an illness a kid may have no discomfort, and certainly would not if they were comfortable enough to be sleeping. ...Read more

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Heavy deep hyperventilating like breathing when asleep fast Cause? HTN PCOS Provera (medroxyprogesterone) Lisinopril HCTZ 208lbs

Heavy deep hyperventilating like breathing when asleep fast Cause? HTN PCOS Provera (medroxyprogesterone) Lisinopril HCTZ 208lbs

Sleep disorder: Abnormalities of breathing during sleep should be evaluated with formal sleep study to screen for sleep apnea. Your doctor can arrange for this to be done. ...Read more

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I have issues breathing can't sleep?

I have issues breathing can't sleep?

Get it checked out: Very serious. Get it checked out. Breathing problems can cause sleep problem and sleep problems can cause breathing problems. Lots of specialists in florida. Treating is important since problems with oxygen can go on to cause very serious complications. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sleep breathing problem? Wake up with snort sometimes.

Sleep breathing problem? Wake up with snort sometimes.

Sleep apnea: This is a very common sleep disorder. Many people do not have any idea that they have it. Waking up suddenly "with a snort" is typical. You should get it checked out, particularly if you are sleepy during the day. Confirmation is through a sleep lab. ...Read more

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Stop breathing when I try to sleep. Can't sleep for many days. What can I do today?

Visit a Sleep Clinic: Visit a sleep disorders clinic, and they can begin to help you identify the cause of your sleeplessness and why you stop breathing. They may recommend a full-night sleep evaluation to determine what is causing your symptoms. You may be experiencing sleep apnea, especially if you are male, overweight, smoke, or have a neck larger than 17 in., but you need an evaluation to determine the problem. ...Read more

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I lay in bed at night conscious of my breathing, can't sleep anymore!! any advice?

I lay in bed at night conscious of my breathing, can't sleep anymore!! any advice?

Meditate: Those who have difficulty sleeping often have an active brain that requires calming. There are herbal remedies that you can ask your MD about. Turn off TV early, read a calming book, eat earlier and try getting some meditation tapes. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a sleep test done, I stop breathing 149 times per hour. How common is that?

What to do if I had a sleep test done, I stop breathing 149 times per hour. How common is that?

No: That would be an ahi of about 15, indicating a mild/moderate level of obstructive sleep apnea. This is a serious life threatening or life shortening condition that can prematurely cause death. Not common and not to br ignored. Seek professional help asap! ...Read more

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While sleeping, I am awaken because I feel like suffocated and I cough and my breathing becomes okay. What is this?

Need more info: It may be from the position you are sleeping in. Try sleeping without a pillow or a thin pillow. If you are overweight, it may be due to obstructive sleep apnea and losing weight will help. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why I stop breathing when I sleep?

Could you tell me why I stop breathing when I sleep?

Is sleep apnea!!: If you stopp breathing at night for more than 5 times an hour is Sleep apnea syndrome. There are different patterns. Is not normal & could do harm in the long run. Get advise & treatment. If overweight loose it!!! Probably will neeed a sleep test call polysomnogram.
Get startes get healthy & see a doctor ...Read more

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What caused me to stop breathing while I was sleeping?

What caused me to stop breathing while I was sleeping?

Sleep apnea?: That is the definition of sleep apnea. It is either central or obstructive. Central apneas arise from the central nervous system - you don't try to breathe. Obstructive apnea (osa) arises when the airway is completely or partly obstructed, by the tongue, uvula, soft palate, tonsils, adenoids, etc. Accompanied by a drop in blood oxygen, it is life threatening and raises risk of many conditions. ...Read more

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Shld I b worried about stopping breathing when I sleep?

Shld I b worried about stopping breathing when I sleep?

Sleep apnea: Apnea is the term for not breathing. Sleep apnea is a condition whereby people temporarily stop breathing during sleep, and the most common cause is because of a temporary closing off of the airway. If you stop breathing while sleeping, an emergency message is sent to the brain to wake you up so that you will start breathing again (i.e. You move and change position and the airway opens). ...Read more

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Good day I have difficulty breathing after I wake up from sleep?

Good day I have difficulty breathing after I wake up from sleep?

Difficulty breathing: Upon waking up- what do you mean by that? Need more information. How long has this been going on? Difficulty as in very stuffy or cannot breathe at all? Any chest discomfort? Do you have any respiratory conditions? Asthma on meds? ...Read more

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Why do I have great difficulty breathing when I lie down to sleep?

Shortness of breath: Could be one of many things from nose problems to lung or heart or sleep apnea. Get it evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes pausing of the breathing during sleep at 25 years old?

What causes pausing of the breathing during sleep at 25 years old?

Sleep apnea: This could be related to sleep apnea, meet with a sleep specialist or your pcp so that they can examine you and possibly even get a sleep study. ...Read more

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Why would a normal child stop breathing for a few seconds while he's sleeping?

Why would a normal child stop breathing for a few seconds while he's sleeping?

Yes: Transient pauses of up to 10-15 secs are often seen in infants. After that time brief (<10 secs) pauses are seen, longer pauses are worrisome. Frequency & depth of breath ore controlled by brain centers & sleep requires less rate/depth than wakeful periods. Any kid who falls asleep rapidly during the day or naps while his peer group is playing may have sleep apnea & deserves a workup. ...Read more

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When a child stops breathing for about 10 seconds in his sleep, what is the cause of it?

When a child stops breathing for about 10 seconds in his sleep, what is the cause of it?

Get help!: Depending on age e.g. Between 3 and 6 months apnea like this is sometimes a forerunner of sids. No matter that a doctor does not find any abnormality, insist on an apnea monitor until the danger period is over (about the end of the first year). You may not get any alarms but you will surely sleep better. If the child is older it might be sleep apnea. ...Read more

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