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Why does it sound like my 3w old newborn is choking and trying to catch his breath after a feeding when he's asleep?

Why does it sound like my 3w old newborn is choking and trying to catch his breath after a feeding when he's asleep?

Baby Feeding: Could be that they have reflux or lots of post nasal drainage or a plugged nose. Also, the process of alternating breathing and swallowing is a tough thing for babies to learn and can take a little time. ...Read more

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If I ever wake up at night choking, does this mean I have sleep apnea?

If I ever wake up at night choking, does this mean I have sleep apnea?

Possibly: If the choking is associated with gasping for air, then it is more likely. Do you have excessive daytime sleepiness of anyone who complains of your snoring. If you are worried you should consult with a sleep physician. ...Read more

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I quite often have a scary choking feeling when just about to nod off to sleep.?

I quite often have a scary choking feeling when just about to nod off to sleep.?

GERD: You can modify the diet, sleep on two + pillows, thicken feeds, avoid those foods that make you burp, take antacids even ppis or h2 blockers and/or see a GI specialist to r/o gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd) p.S. How's your weight, post pregnancy? ...Read more

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I wake up choking because my saliva has gone down my wind pipe its so annoying i just want a decent nights sleep :( doe any one know what this is?

Choking: This is called aspiration, when one chokes on their own saliva it can happen but ii it is too frequent need to be checked out. Excessive drinking and sleeping and sleeping with food or candy in the mouth etc to be avoided. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am okay to sleep after a choking spell?

How to tell if I am okay to sleep after a choking spell?

Sleep: Dear elleni4, choking spell is concerning and you should rule out local ent, cardiac causes, sleep study, to rule out medical, ENT and anxiety causes. ...Read more

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What causes choking in my sleep and then throwin gup?

Most likely GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease meets this description, but you should see a gastroenterologist for further testing to determine this for sure, as other causes are possible. ...Read more

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Screaming in sleep and then making choking noises. What does this mean, help!?

Screaming in sleep and then making choking noises. What does this mean, help!?

Seek a professional: Good restful sleep is critical for good health. Nightmares or screaming in your sleep are a way that your brain is telling you that there is a serious problem that you need to address. Talk to a close friend or family member and see if you can work it out with them. If not consider speaking with a professional counselor or psychologist or sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Is choking in my sleep from acid reflux common?

Is choking in my sleep from acid reflux common?

Nocturnal GERD: This phenomenon is not uncommon but can portend severe consequences. You probably need a 24 hr ph study and maybe in association with esophageal manometry. You may need a scope. Please see you primary for a referral. ...Read more

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