Does this sound like sleep apnea and GERD?

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My girlfriend has informed me that at times I stop breathing in my sleep. She also said there are times (maybe 3 times a week, on average) where I literally jump out of bed, gather myself, then quickly get back in bed and fall back asleep. Also, maybe about 3 times a year, I personally can recall waking up choking on stomach acid. This seems to happen when I've eaten too much or had too much alcohol before bed.

Has anyone else experienced anything like this? A trip to the Dr. is needed I know, but did you all have any tips or made changes that have improved your condition?

Reading various articles I'm torn between, "if this doesn't happen too much and if I stop eating/drinking before bed I should be OK" and "I must have sleep apnea and need to see a Doctor ASAP"

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    they say you shouldnt eat or drink 3 hours before bed. if you have issues related to acid reflux, which it sounds like you do from what you have described, not eating too soon before bed would definitely help. alcohol is also not good for sleep quality, so i would cut that out or at least limit that. i would definitely see a doctor, but when it comes down to it, healthy life style factors (limit alcohol, limit caffeine/coffee, eat well, exercise, etc) are going to be huge in feeling overall better. I am not sure if you are overweight. I use to have issues with acid reflux and i made huge lifestyle changes and i am feeling so incredibly better. its not always easy to change our habits and it doesnt happen overnight but it depends if you want to get better or get worse. good luck and hope this helps.

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