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What does it mean if someone can't sleep because of shortness of breath?

What does it mean if someone can't sleep because of shortness of breath?

Could be serious: Shortness of breath can be indicative of a life and death condition! you should probably go to the hospital right away if you can't see the doctor now. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I've been experiencing shortness of breath, a shallow dry cough, insomnia (or inconsistent sleep). I took my temp tonight and it was 101.7.Whats wro?

I've been experiencing shortness of breath, a shallow dry cough, insomnia (or inconsistent sleep).  I took my temp tonight and it was 101.7.Whats wro?

An infection: You should be evaluated by a medical professional asap. Elevated temperatures are concerning for an infectious illness; such as a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy and sleep shortness of breath?

Many reasons: I assume that you feel short of breath when you sleep? Do you wake up gasping for air? Do you think your symptoms are related to anxiety? There are multiple reasons for people to feel dizzy and short of breath. It is best to see your doctor so he/she can take a proper history. ...Read more

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I have 5 or 6 hours of sleep everyday and having shortness of breath...what is wrong?

I have 5 or 6 hours of sleep everyday and having shortness of breath...what is wrong?

Breathing Pattern?: This may require a sleuth (attentive, interested doctor) who can listen to your story of shortness of breath and also determine why you only sleep 5-6 hours. Could you be having breathing difficulty overnight? See your doctor soon! ...Read more

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Tired, shortness of breath, sweating while sleeping had lyms before?

Tired, shortness of breath, sweating while sleeping had lyms before?

CONSULT MD: You should consult your doctor what is the cause of your shortness of breath at night and sweating you may have esophageal reflux or some respiratory or cardiac problem. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath 5 days, chest xray normal ddimer negative feels as though someone is sat on my chest oxygen sats 100 cannot sleep because of it?

Some possibilities: If I was seeing you as a patient with that story, I would be running an EKG, checking your blood counts (low blood counts can cause shortness of breath), and taking you for a walk while measuring your oxygen sats (as many heart and lung conditions can present as a significant lowering of this number with exercise). Anxiety can cause SOB and could keep you awake, but shouldn't wake you from sleep. ...Read more

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I'm 7dpt 5dt(icsi) i'm experiencing mild shortness of breath and am unable to sleep, lying awake for a long time. Is that normal?

I'm 7dpt 5dt(icsi) i'm experiencing mild shortness of breath and am unable to sleep, lying awake for a long time. Is that normal?

See a sleep doc: Sounds like you have pc os. Which can be accompanied by sleep apnea. I think it would warrant a visit with your family practitioner followed by a referral to a sleep doctor. This is not normal. Sleep apnea will likely need to be ruled out by either a homestudy or overnight polysomnogram. Best wishes.Please practice good sleep hygiene as found at: counselingservice.Vassar.Edu/docs/sleep%20hygeine%2. ...Read more

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Sometimes when im sitting or sleeping it's as if I have a sudden shortness of breath any reason to b concerned..Must take several depths?

I have given this : The name, "suffocation" for patient records because it is so common. Your brain is simply indicating that the use of oxygen (oxidation) is poor. Commonest cause is poor diet and vitamin b deficiency from dietary sugar. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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