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Why do I wake up terrified and gasping for air everytime i sleep?

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Dr. David May
Dentistry
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In brief: OSA

If you wake up gasping for air, you probably have obstructive sleep apnea.
As you fall asleep and relax completely the tissue in your airway collapses and blocks the airway. You might try sleeping on your side or stomach until you can see a sleep physician and be tested.

In brief: OSA

If you wake up gasping for air, you probably have obstructive sleep apnea.
As you fall asleep and relax completely the tissue in your airway collapses and blocks the airway. You might try sleeping on your side or stomach until you can see a sleep physician and be tested.
Dr. David May
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Sleep study

Obstructive sleep apnea can be life threatening.
1st step is to see your physician to schedule a sleep study as part of your differential diagnosis. Treatment will be based on a battery of diagnostic findings.

In brief: Sleep study

Obstructive sleep apnea can be life threatening.
1st step is to see your physician to schedule a sleep study as part of your differential diagnosis. Treatment will be based on a battery of diagnostic findings.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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