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Can you die in your sleep if you have a dream that you are drowning?

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Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: A good question

If anybody died in their sleep dreaming of drowning, they obviously didn't live to tell their dream. Practicing sleep medicine for years, i've heard many a patient complain of recurring drowning nightmares.
A great number of them turned out to have sleep apnea. Conventional wisdom has been that sleep apnea is not a fatal disease but many people die in their sleep, cause unknown.......

In brief: A good question

If anybody died in their sleep dreaming of drowning, they obviously didn't live to tell their dream. Practicing sleep medicine for years, i've heard many a patient complain of recurring drowning nightmares.
A great number of them turned out to have sleep apnea. Conventional wisdom has been that sleep apnea is not a fatal disease but many people die in their sleep, cause unknown.......
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
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