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Is It True That We Sometimes Stop Breathing While Sleeping
Yes: There is a condition called sleep apnea which can be due to the anatomy of the upper airway or can be caused by abnormalities in the brain. The latter is referred to as central sleep apnea. Either way people with sleep apnea have numerous episodes each night in which they briefly stop breathing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At night sometimes i feel im woken up because i stop breathing.My friend said i was heaving in my sleep. Could it be something serious?
When sleeping my breathing stops during the day (sometimes night). I am conscious that I am asleep but cannot get my body to respond or wake up.
Sleep Apnea: You should see a sleep doctor and have a sleep study done to determine the severity of your condition. Sleep apnea is a very common problem. They can recommend the right treatment which usually involves a CPAP. For those that don't like or won't wear a CPAP, there are oral appliances that work great that a qualified dentist can have made. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When sleeping i sometimes stop breathing and i'm woken out of my sleep... Is this a problem? It's happening more often.
Could Be A Problem: You describe symptoms of sleep apnea. Unfortunately this is not a condition that can be diagnosed via healthtap. But there is help. First contact your primary care physician (pcp) and discuss the problem. He/she may refer you to a sleep specialist who may order a sleep study to determine if sleep apnea is present. Your pcp will also consider other possible causes of your symptoms. Don't delay. ...Read more
I noticed that my dad stops breathing sometimes while he is sleeping and I am worried about him. Is there anything wrong with him? I love him!
He may have Sleep: Apnea, especially if he is overweight, snores, has daytime drowsiness & a + family history. Health risks of untreated sleep apnea can be quite serious. See www.sleepapnea.org/learn/sleep-apnea.html. Use your smart phone to video& audio record him during sleep. Show it to him, encourage him to see his doctor for a physical exam & referral for an overnight sleep study & save the video for his M.D. ...Read more
My boyfriend is 22 a little over weight and snores and stops breathing for sometimes 20 or more sec at a time. Could this be sleep apneak?
What are the signs of sleep apnea, wife says i stop breathing sometimes when asleep also have woke gasping for air as well. Also can this cause anxiet?
As I lay down to sleep and my breathing slows, my breathing stops and I immediately wake up and frantically start breathing again. What's happening?
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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