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With normal blood pressure and heart and lungs, why does one wake up breathless during sleep.?
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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many reasons
If someone is obese or has some type of airway obstruction, this may can cause what is called obstructive sleep apnea, also gastric content regurgitation that goes to the lungs due gastroesophageal reflux may cause someone to wake up catching their breath.

In brief: Many reasons
If someone is obese or has some type of airway obstruction, this may can cause what is called obstructive sleep apnea, also gastric content regurgitation that goes to the lungs due gastroesophageal reflux may cause someone to wake up catching their breath.
Dr. Claude Parola
Dr. Claude Parola
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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Heart or lung diseas
Waking up breathless during sleep is always a serious medical problem that involves either the heart or lungs.
It is never normal. The only instance in which someone would wake up breathless and have no medical problem is if they were having a nightmare or night terror. Otherwise, this condition should always be taken very seriously since it is caused either by serious heart or lung disease.

In brief: Heart or lung diseas
Waking up breathless during sleep is always a serious medical problem that involves either the heart or lungs.
It is never normal. The only instance in which someone would wake up breathless and have no medical problem is if they were having a nightmare or night terror. Otherwise, this condition should always be taken very seriously since it is caused either by serious heart or lung disease.
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Dr. Michael Zevitz
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