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Waking Up In Middle Of Night Choking
Ge reflux: There may be more than one issue. Gastroesophageal reflux accounts for the vomit in the mouth. Contributing to this could be hiatal hernia and esophageal dysmotility. If this happens a few hours after eating, then slow gastric emptying or gastroparesis can be another issue. You should see gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I cannot sleep once I wake up in the middle of the night. What wakes healthy people up in the middle of the night?
Have it checked : It is unusual to have a headache that wakes you up as you describe. If this is a new occurrence and you don't have a history of chronic headaches, it is concerning. You should have it checked out by your doctor. You want to make certain that it is not a mass lesion like a brain tumor. The tinnitus should also be evaluated. ...Read more
I wake up in the middle of the night thrashing in my bed, jumping in the air cause i can't breath. Sleep apnea? What's the cure?
Insomnia,: Defined as insufficient or inadequate sleep, is a common sleep complaint that has been estimated to affect 25 to 35 % of the adult population. It includes difficulty in falling or staying asleep at least three times per week for longer than one month. Behavioral disorders, notably anxiety and depression, are often associated with disorders implicated in insomnia. Rec. See sleep specialist. ...Read more
Without : Without more details, it's hard to know exactly what you're referring to, but I have heard this complaint many times from patients who have acid reflux disease. It's more common when you're asleep (your stomach and throat are on the same level). Other risk factors = obesity, smoking/drinking etoh/caffeine, eating foods like tomatoes, onions, citrus, chocolate, mint, spicy foods, carbonated beverages or large meals, and finally, eating within 3 hours of going to bed. Symptoms include heartburn (obviously), throat clearing, cough, hoarseness, and sore throat. ...Read more
Sleep disorder: Various sleep disorders could be considered including shift work disorder, circadian sleep disorder, awakening due to sleep apnea, or paroxysmal leg movements in sleep, etc. Might benefit from sleep study. Another explanation involves panic reactions and depression. Sort all of this out. ...Read more
60 year old man experiences coughing at night when he goes to sleep. Sometimes he wakes up in the middle of the night because of the coughing???
Gerd?: Acid backing up from stomach when go to sleep at night can cause cough. Raise the head of the bed before sleeping. Place a strong, solid object (like a board) under the top portion of the mattress. This will help prop up your head and the upper portion of your body, which will help keep stomach acid from backing up into the throat. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm 10 weeks along. Every night, I fall asleep feeling freezing cold, then wake up in the middle of the night BURNING UP To the touch. What's wrong?
Difficult to know: Could be related to your circadian rhythm and sleep habits. For tips on good sleep hygiene, see below. If you have a medical condition such as sleep apnea, rhinitis, restless leg syndrome etc; then further discussion with a physician can help with regard to recommendations for testing or a plan. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/in-depth/sleep/art-20048379 ...Read more
Sleep apnea?: Could be you suffer from (obstructive) sleep, apnea. You could be waking yourself up gasping for air. With osa, you actually stop breathing and cannot get air into your lungs. This can be a very dangerous condition which should be evaluated. Can lead to heart problems. Start with your md and get a referral to a sleep md or dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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