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Dyspnea? vs orthopnea
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Dyspnea? vs orthopnea

I have trouble catching my "sigh" breath sometimes.  I notice it more when I lay down.  What could this be?
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Excessive sighing or difficulty is seldom an indicator of clinically significant lung disease; more often associated with anxiety.  Lying down allows the abdominal organs to push-up against the diaphragm, this is compounded by obesity. The sensation is also heightened by a person’s awareness of his/her breath, when lying down.

Unless this experience is associated with any other respiratory symptoms or having a negative impact on your life, you would do well to ignore it.

Good luck
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