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Trina8618

333d

Has anyone with panic disorder been waking up gasping for air? I'm told it's part of my anxiety.

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    • Envi

      292d

      @tigershark98 can I ask the main difference between the two feelings? I don't have sleep apnea but I do wake up unable to breath. I've had 2 sleep studies both say not apnea but it feels like apnea because it feels like I forget to breathe all of a sudden

    • tigershark98

      329d

      This sounds like Sleep Apnea. I would recommend thinking about having a Sleep Study done, if possible. Especially if you are often tired during the day, have snoring, or relatives have it. I have Panic Disorder & Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Waking up gasping for breath is a very significant sign of Sleep Apnea. That was one of the key signs that I had before testing was done. I have been awoken by nocturnal panic attacks and I also wake up gasping due to sleep apnea - for me personally those two things feel very different.

      • Envi

        292d

        @tigershark98 can I ask the main difference between the two feelings? I don't have sleep apnea but I do wake up unable to breath. I've had 2 sleep studies both say not apnea but it feels like apnea because it feels like I forget to breathe all of a sudden

    • Bobaqueen

      330d

      That is one symptom I notice on the days that I am very stressed out. I have experienced this several times this year, and the days that I feel this way, I notice that I hold my breath too much, which causes me to feel out of breath (air hunger). This is a very annoying symptom, but I find that decreasing stress as much as possible, exercising, and finding something to help distract yourself helps.

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