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Weird Sleeping Habits
Usually while I am falling asleep I twitch, which I have heard is common.
But as I fall deeper into sleep I stop breathing and after a while (not sure how long) I jerk my self awake. Once I am awake I am gadping for air, have very dry mouth, and am sweaty and hot.

I was wondering what may cause this and what can i do to prevent this from happening?
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See a doctor. Read all the info. in this forum. Sounds like sleep apnea.
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242516 tn?1368227505
dgs75057 is right, sleep apnea patients often complain of stopping breathing, gasping, and heart racing, waking them from sleep.

Go get a sleep study.

Dr. Enoch Choi, MD
Palo Alto, CA
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I agree with the two above - I had the same - and burning throat like asthma.

I have moderate sleep apena - on a pressure or 18cm and am 97% compliant on a CPAP for the last 5 years - the CPAP makes a huge difference.

University of Michigan did a study that found low dopamine is a considerable factor of sleep apnea - my dopamine has tested low - also check your thyroid, I am hypo.

There are so many things that are linked to sleep apnea.

Compliance to using the CPAP is Key! and then do tests for the rest!

Best of luck - Sleep Apnea is serious and can WRECK your life. Be aggressive in seeking treatment.

Mercurycee
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242516 tn?1368227505
Glad you're so much better with CPAP, it helps many people.  As well as thyroid hormone replacement if you're hypothyroid.
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