panic attacks during sleep

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Hey all I think I may have started something newish to me I thought I was having panic attacks in my sleep ages ago but this morning after a bunch of nightmares I had a normal dream to which I kind of jolted awake because I started having the deep belly feeling like something bad was happening also then I felt I wasn't breathing properly in my sleep does anybody else suffer this it's made my anxiety awful today im walking around with breathing problems and feeling the doom constantly like I know something isn't right ?

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    I am not sure if this will help at all, I have sleep apnea and when I am sleeping sometimes I don't get enough breaths so that jolts me awake immediately gasping for air. Have you ever experienced that before? 
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      Yes kind of not every night but seemed to be January to febuary earlier this year that's what I was having it felt as though my breathe was holding itself I did a night in hospital in Oct 2014 though for diffrent reasons on a heart monitor all night would that have shown sleep apnea ? This morning was kind of diffrent though I did it two times it kind of felt my breath was been took away rather than been held ?
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      You should set up a sleep study that would show sleep apnea. I'm not sure a heart monitor alone would necessarily be able to tell you that. Most nights I don't feel it but sometimes when I am exhausted the apnea wakes me up. Should look into it, might help out.
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      That would explain a lot as it's most nights when I'm over tiered I awake with it how strange I will definitely be mentioning it to my Dr and asking for a study thankyou x
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      No problem, there can be a lot done to help with sleep apnea if that's what you have. I wouldn't get too worried about it. If it happens at night and wakes me up I usally prop my head up higher and do some tongue excercises you can read about if you google it. 
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