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why do i fall asleep and wake right back up not breathing?

Hi i was wondering if anyone knows why when i go to fall asleep at night right when im dozing off i wake right back up like im not breathing and then i get a panick over me. This keeps happening every time i try to fall asleep after its happened the first time. And then i finally just end up passing out after a few hrs even though im so tired!! Its very scary but once i fall asleep finally i dont wake up like you do with sleep apnea si i dont feel.its that. Has anyone else experienced this and do you know what it is? Thanks
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replied February 3rd, 2019
Sleep apnea is still the most likely cause with this history and should be looked for. Sleep studies should be done in consultation with your doctor and if confirmed then a CPAP device should be considered.


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