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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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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

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While i was travelling to kenya, i had experienced breathlessness, as I do suffer from palpitations, should I take sleeping pills on my way back?

While i was travelling to kenya, i had experienced breathlessness, as I do suffer from palpitations,  should I take sleeping pills on my way back?

You could: Don't mix them with alcohol. Don't overdose. If they were prescribed to you, presumably you don't have any contraindications or allergies to them. The breathlessness and palpitations (whatever their cause) should not be exacerbated by sleeping pills (a benzodiazapine?). ...Read more

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What is random heart flutter with tickle sensation, random attacks of breathlessness in day and while sleeping, all started after pain in chest 1 time?

What is random heart flutter with tickle sensation, random attacks of breathlessness in day and while sleeping, all started after pain in chest 1 time?

Atrial fibrillation: There are a number of possible explanations, but an irregular heartbeat called "atrial fibrillation" is the most concerning. An electrocardiogram (ECG) is needed, but your symptoms suggest the presence of an irregular heart rhythm, which usually is found to be atrial fibrillation. You should consult with your physician soonest to have this issue evaluated. ...Read more

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Bloating, burping, breathlessness, burning throat from acid reflux, hyperventilating mostly before sleeping(laying) for 2 weeks. What to do?

Bloating, burping, breathlessness, burning throat from acid reflux, hyperventilating mostly before sleeping(laying) for 2 weeks. What to do?

Most immediately: Take a liquid antacid which will neutralize both the acid in your stomach, your esophagus, and your mouth. Then make an appt with your doc to try to find out why this is happening to you. There are numerous reasons but they cannot be addressed within a 400 space limit. ...Read more

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What might cause heavy snoring during sleep and headaches on waking up?

What might cause heavy snoring during sleep and headaches on waking up?

Sleep Apnea: Snoring can be a sign that you have sleep apnea. This will cause you to have periods during sleep when you stop breathing following by a recovery phase after your brain "wakes up". The headaches upon waking up are a sign that you are retaining carbon dioxide. Treatment is available and will allow you to obtain a restful sleep without the headaches. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in body during sleep?

What causes tingling in body during sleep?

Nocturnal tingles: More often than not it is innocuous unless it is chronic and if it substantially disrupts sleep. Pressure on nerves like on the ulnar crease or funny bone can cause tingling along the length of the arm from the elbow down. Carpal tunnel syndrome more often affects the palms. Nerve compression in the neck area can prompt shoulder, neck and arm tingling. May be "sleeping wrong" on arm or kinked neck. ...Read more

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What causes hands to clench up during sleep?

What causes hands to clench up during sleep?

I do this also: There may be several factors. It could be a response to the stresses in our lives. Some people clench and grind their jaws and teeth and some people exhibit their tensions elsewhere. Clenching my hands has exacerbated my carpal tunnel condition causing tingling in my hands. I now where a brace to help prevent me from clenching my hands. You may want to see a hand specialist, i did. ...Read more

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Causes for involuntary body movements during sleep?

Causes  for involuntary body movements during sleep?

JLS: The usual is jumping legs syndrome but i guess that it can exetend to other parts. It indicates an irritable nervous system. ...Read more

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When one makes heavy snoring sound during sleep, could that cause problem in marriage?

When one makes heavy snoring sound during sleep, could that cause problem in marriage?

YES: But you should get a sleep study done either at a sleep study center(best) or have your doctor order at home sleep study (as long as it has some form of positional monitoring) to get an accurate diagnosis first. If no sleep apnea your dentist can fabricate a variety of oral devices that can help with your snoring. If you suffer medical issues from sleep apnea that will have more consequences. ...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