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If I ever wake up at night choking, does this mean I have sleep apnea?

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Dr. David May
Dentistry
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In brief: Possibly

If the choking is associated with gasping for air, then it is more likely.
Do you have excessive daytime sleepiness of anyone who complains of your snoring. If you are worried you should consult with a sleep physician.

In brief: Possibly

If the choking is associated with gasping for air, then it is more likely.
Do you have excessive daytime sleepiness of anyone who complains of your snoring. If you are worried you should consult with a sleep physician.
Dr. David May
Dr. David May
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Most likely not

Waking up choking is far more likely due to reflux than apnea.

In brief: Most likely not

Waking up choking is far more likely due to reflux than apnea.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: No

This may be a symptom of sleep apnea.
This could also be esophageal acid reflux. If you snore and you wake up choking... It may be apnea.

In brief: No

This may be a symptom of sleep apnea.
This could also be esophageal acid reflux. If you snore and you wake up choking... It may be apnea.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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