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Breathing problems in sleep



May 5, 2019
I have recently realised I tend to stop breathing in my sleep, as I’m dozing off, then my brain will jolt me awake. And my girlfriend also realised that I stopped breathing a few times. Now, I know people may think it’s probably OBS (Obstructive sleep apnea) but when it happens there is no obstruction, I’ll just randomly stop breathing and jolt awake after 10 - 15 seconds of not breathing. So, maybe CSA? (Central sleep apnea) But that’s usually caused from a heart condition, and I do freak out about having a heart condition a lot (Due to my hypochondria) But I’m 26 years old with no history of heart disease, and all my tests being negative. So my question is, does anyone else get something similar? Surely I’m not alone. It really freaks me the hell out and causes me to panic a lot.

Please help! Thanks


Well-known member
Apr 9, 2010
Yeh I used to have a similiar issue try to get to sleep then just as sleep would happen. 'Wham..' Wake up (if I was asleep even for thirty seconds) panic feel like I can't breathe horrid.
I am on a large dose of quetiapine which makes me sleep but to relax me I was on diazepam, which stopped that whole feeling of thinking I'm going to die,
Because that's how it felt