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What causes te feeling of falling when going to sleep?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Sleep apnea

This is a manifestation of wakefulness intruding into rem sleep, typically caused by sleep apnea.
It can happen when falling asleep and when waking from sleep.

In brief: Sleep apnea

This is a manifestation of wakefulness intruding into rem sleep, typically caused by sleep apnea.
It can happen when falling asleep and when waking from sleep.
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