Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Does Dreams Of Choking Mean

Share
1

1
What does having a dream about asthma and or choking mean?

What does having a dream about asthma and or choking mean?

sometimes real: Choking sensation, gasping or breathing problems can occur commonly during sleep, particularly on your back or in rem. Sometimes if body is having problem it may manifest in dream as same sensation. If it recurs, consider a sleep study to make sure you don't have obstructive apnea or low oxygen at night. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
2

2
I keep having a dream about a new baby choking??

I keep having a dream about a new baby choking??

Dreams: Are you a new parent? OR a caregiver? If you feel like there is a message here I do not know what it may be but if you do not know basic CPR, now is a good time to learn. ...Read more

3

3
When I'm very tired &asleep I ACT out my dream in real life& wake up in the middle. Dreamt I was choking, woke up with finger in my throat! Normal??

When I'm very tired &asleep I ACT out my dream in real life& wake up in the middle. Dreamt I was choking, woke up with finger in my throat! Normal??

Please see your: doc. He/she may order a sleep study or EEG. Sometimes the part of the brain that keeps us from acting out our dreams does not engage, so to speak. A neurologist may ultimately be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

4

4
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

6

6
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

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
If I wake up choking from throwing up, does this mean I have sleep apnea?

If I wake up choking from throwing up, does this mean I have sleep apnea?

No: Vomiting is not a typical symptom of sleep apnea. The gasping or choking sensation that's mentioned is from air hunger and not from anything that has to do with your stomach. You should talk to your doctor about throwing up at night and find the reason why. Sleep apnea symptoms include snoring, dry mouth, urinating at night frequently, morning headaches, unrefreshing sleep & daytime sleepiness. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
When you start choking while smoking weed, does that mean the marijuana smoke got in your lungs?

Not necessarily: We have reflexes built into our airways, before you get to the air sacs of the lungs, that cause coughing to get rid of large or irritant particles. Excessive coughing can lead to a choking sensation, and actually may result in vomiting. Anything we smoke gets into the body through the air sacs of the lungs, otherwise we would not have any effect from them, whether it is thc, nicotine or cocaine. ...Read more

9

9
I think I have a piece of cereal in my throat. I mean I can breathe fine but it's annoying. Is there a choking hazard here?Or It'll go down Eventually

I think I have a piece of cereal in my throat. I mean I can breathe fine but it's annoying. Is there a choking hazard here?Or It'll go down Eventually

Yes, but low risk: There's always a choking risk with food stuck in the throat but most go down without problems. You can help it along by drinking plenty of fluids to wet your throat and encourage the stuck food to pass. The benefit of this approach is while you are swallowing the fluid, you will also swallow the cereal without aspirating (choking on) it. If you have any breathing problems go immediately to the ER. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
How can you die from choking?

How can you die from choking?

No breathing: If any object (food, large nut, etc.) gets stuck in the throat to the point that no air can come into the lungs the person will not be able to get oxygen. If the object causing the obstruction is not removed as soon as possible the person can have serious problems from lack of oxygen to the brain or may die. ...Read more