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Often wake up in night dizzy, heart pounding, &short of breath. If i sleep with my head elevated, i don't get this as bad. Have connective tissue diseas?

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Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Nocturnal dizziness

With the shortness of breath, your symptoms sound more like possible obstructive sleep apnea to me.
Head of bed elevation may help in opening your airway at night.

In brief: Nocturnal dizziness

With the shortness of breath, your symptoms sound more like possible obstructive sleep apnea to me.
Head of bed elevation may help in opening your airway at night.
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