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What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

For the past few months within the first hour of sleep I am awakened by feeling like I am choking on my tongue. I jump out of bed thinking I am really choking until I realize it is a dream. Initially it was happening occasionally but now it is almost every night. Could this be sleep apnea?
Thu, 7 Aug 2014
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,
This could be sleep apnoea. Some more symptoms are excessive daytime sleepiness , disturbed sleep , choking sensation.
I will advise you to go to a sleep expert and get a sleep study done to confirm the diagnosis.
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