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What might the cause to of sudden breathlessness during sleeping?

What might the cause to of sudden breathlessness during sleeping?

Sleep disorder....: A number of problems could be going on. A night terror or bad dream could bring on acute anxiety, and then feeling of breathlessness. Sleep apnea -abnormal sleep state with prolonged pauses of breathing, then suddenly and loudly (sneeringly) starts again; there is repeated awakenings, and then somnolence during the day to point of falling asleep. See internist and/or pulmonologist. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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What causes sudden breathlessness during sleep?

What causes sudden breathlessness during sleep?

Sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea is getting more common as our population gets heavier but under diagnosed. Your symptom indicates you should get further evaluation as osa left untreated can have many adverse effects. ...Read more

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For the past few days while I am going to sleep(never during sleep), i feel breathless and get up gasping and panicked. Is this anxiety?

For the past few days while I am going to sleep(never during sleep), i feel breathless and get up gasping and panicked. Is this anxiety?

Panic attack: It''s pretty common to have panic attacks when falling asleep. I recommend learning some meditation or guided visualization techniques to calm yourself while you are falling asleep. ...Read more

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Is breathlessness a symptom of sleep deprivation?

Is breathlessness a symptom of sleep deprivation?

Breathlessness: Not usually due to sleep deprivation, but there are a number of causes including anemia, allergies, asthma or even sleep apnea. If you are having trouble breathing then you should see your doctor, there are tests he or she can perform. ...Read more

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How can I cure my COPD breathlessness in order to sleep?

How can I cure my COPD breathlessness in order to sleep?

See doctor: There are many treatments for COPD but the word cure is probably not very appropriate. You can improve but it is doubtful you will be cured. First the diagnosis has to be clarified with various tests which will also help decide how severe is the problem. If you are smoking, stop. There are pills and inhaled medicines that improve copd. You may need oxygen at night or during the day as well. ...Read more

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If i sleep on chest side i get breathlessness in minutes wt cud be this ?

Pericardium: The pericardium, the fine liner around the heart, can be inflamed or filled with fluid. This can be the cause of such symptoms. Similarly, fluid or inflammation of the pleura, the lining around the lung, can produce similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Ever since i had my d&c....I am getting those anxiety attacks like breathlessness , worries specially while trying to sleep. Why? Please help.

Ever since i had my d&c....I am getting those anxiety attacks like breathlessness , worries specially while trying to sleep. Why? Please help.

PPA (Anxiety): This sounds like postpartum anxiety. Talk to your ob. Reach out to a psychologist for an assessment and individualized treatment. Consult w/ psychiatrist regarding med options. Check out www.Postpartum.Net. ...Read more

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Blisters,sleepless nights,breathlessness while sleeping,fatigue at its best,pee-ing and poo-ing often,baby kicking. Week 34.3rd trimester tips please!

Blisters,sleepless nights,breathlessness while sleeping,fatigue at its best,pee-ing and poo-ing often,baby kicking. Week 34.3rd trimester tips please!

Evaluate: Most of your symptoms are common to pregnancy, but at the very least it sounds like you need to see your OB provider for a blood pressure check and to listen to your lungs to make sure you aren't developing cardiomyopathy. You can try some tylenol (acetaminophen) pm to help with sleep and sleeping sitting up slightly may help as well. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more