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Fast Breathing In Sleep
?sleep disorder: You are a bit young for true sleep apnea, but you could be experiencing nocturnal panic attacks, and either could make your other co-morbidities far worse. Have you had a traumatic event which triggered all of this?? Discuss possibility of overnight sleep study with your doctor. ...Read more
No: Sleep apnea is a disordered breathing during sleep. Most of those with sleep apnea are overweight and due to the pressure of the chest can have difficulty breathing anytime but not because of the sleep apnea. The are others like pickwickian syndrome or hypoventilation syndrome which can be present when awake. Also be aware of other conditions such as the heart or copd. ...Read more
At night, will get waken up in a "start", feeling of can't catch breathe, heart beats faster. Sometimes sweaty. Anxiety, panic, sleep apnea?
Chemical mattress?: Dr. Fowler's advice about sleep study is good. Also I see you have a history of allergies. I have seen similar symptoms result from exposure to off-gassed chemicals from memory foam mattresses. If that's what you're sleeping on, try sleeping on the couch for a week to see if symptoms remit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: Nasal obstruction can worsen sleep apnea but in most cases it is not the cause. Sometimes nasal obstruction is not really nasal , but due to throat obstruction, too. Nasal obstruction should be treated as even in absence of sleep apnea it affects sleep quality and daytime function. For some patients, treatment of nasal obstruction can aid in the treatment of sleep apnea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a thyroid problem cause tenderness in legs, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, rapid and slow heart rate?
Yes to all: Depending on the type of disease, the thyroid controls the metabolism and can cause muscle aches and hypo or hyper can increase or slow down heart beats or irregular heart beats and can affect respiratory pattern in many ways such as drive and hypo can cause hypoventilation. ...Read more
Sudden shortness of breath which wakes me up in the sleep with hot chills and pounding heart beat.
Difficulty breathing. Woke up at 6am and couldnt take a breathe.Extreme pain in chest when deep breathe administered. Headaches. Cryptococcus gattii?
Heart rate slows in evening, often jolt awake with onset of sleep with pulse in low 50s; happens more when very tired. Do not snore, am overweight.?
Sleep Study terms: Periodic breathing: is a respiratory pattern of young infants during the first few weeks of life and is due to “immaturity.” The Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) is an air flow decrease 70% for at least 10 seconds with persistent respiratory effort. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See doctor: You need to see your doctor At your age with such symptoms you need a thorough evaluation ...Read more
Overweight but with onset of sleep heart rate in low 60s. Often jolt awake right away and heart rate in low 50s, why?
While falling asleep i suddenly couldn't breath/move for 5 seconds. Is it more likely sleep paralysis or apnea? (i don't snore and always sleep poor)
2.5y/o with noisy breathing, snoring, short pauses in breathing during sleep. Tonsillar hypertrophy= 2-3+. Does this indicate tonsillectomy?
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