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Will Sleeping On Stomach Cause Breathing Trouble?

My husband woke up last night gasping for breath and was panicing.After calming him down he got into a usual breathing routine again but was frightened to fall asleep once more. He does snore a lot and sleeps on his stomach despite being quite overweight-I just wondered if that would have anything to do with it.
Thu, 24 Dec 2015
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Hi. I can understand your concern.
You have got a good observation and yes as you have pointed out these symptoms are inter-related and he could be having obstructive sleep apnea. He will require a detailed evaluation and a sleep study .Consult a pulmonologist for the same.
Don't worry, he will be alright.
Hope I have solved your query.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
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Will Sleeping On Stomach Cause Breathing Trouble?

Hi. I can understand your concern. You have got a good observation and yes as you have pointed out these symptoms are inter-related and he could be having obstructive sleep apnea. He will require a detailed evaluation and a sleep study .Consult a pulmonologist for the same. Don t worry, he will be alright. Hope I have solved your query. Wish you good health. Thanks.