Maybe not. If you are obese and has this episode of waking up catching your breath often, it may be a sign of sleep apnea.
Went up some stairs, heart was beating heavily, I could feel it. WAS NOT OUT OF BREATH. Had eaten maybe half an hour ago. Have not been sleeping well.
How do you feel now? There is a long list, but how you feel now effects the answer. Irregular heart beat (SVT), reactive lung tissue to an irritant (bronchospam), hiatal hernia and even a lot in your lungs called a PE. Was it short lived and go way with rest? Any heart history in you or family? And chest pain? Dizziness? If it only occurred once and was short, and you now have no symptoms, probably nothing scary. Read more...