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What could be causing my shortness of breath when i'm trying to fall asleep?

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Dr. Thomas Klein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Many things

Shortness of breath when lying down could be due to heart issues.
Asthma gets worse at night. Reflux could be aggravated by lying in a flat position. Obstructive sleep apnea is possible but would occur when you are sleeping. I recommend seeing your doctor.

In brief: Many things

Shortness of breath when lying down could be due to heart issues.
Asthma gets worse at night. Reflux could be aggravated by lying in a flat position. Obstructive sleep apnea is possible but would occur when you are sleeping. I recommend seeing your doctor.
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Maybe asthma

Asthma can result in shortness of breath that occurs at night.
Other symptoms with asthma include wheezing and chest tightness. Other causes of nighttime breathlessness include anxiety, panic attacks and acid reflux causing bronchospasm (narrowing of the airways).

In brief: Maybe asthma

Asthma can result in shortness of breath that occurs at night.
Other symptoms with asthma include wheezing and chest tightness. Other causes of nighttime breathlessness include anxiety, panic attacks and acid reflux causing bronchospasm (narrowing of the airways).
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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