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what kind of symptom is this and how can it be treated ?

what kind of symptom is this? how can it be treated? when I go to to sleep and If am kind of awake in the middle of the nite, ( or I wake up), I sometimes feel i have no oxygen in my brain . I feel like I am losing conciousness for like 2 second or so and I am trying to get oxygen by making sound or taking a deep breathe. what kind of symptom are this? is it normal? how can it be treated?
Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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sounds like a sleep disorder called sleep apnea, and it is when you actually do stop breathing in your sleep. sometimes stress can cause this but you need to sign up for a sleep study at a hospital and see your doctor to talk about it. in a sleep study they will monitor you while you sleep for a night and then tell you whats going on . some people have to be hooked up to breathing machines at night, although in your case it doesnt seem to be that severe where you would need the machine, you should still get it checked out before it gets any worse.
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