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Q. Why is there shortness of breath after half an hour of night sleep?

Answered by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by Dr. Preetha J
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 08, 2022

Hi doctor,

I am a 24-year-old male with shortness of breath (once or thrice a week) after 1/2 an hour of night sleep, which ceased as I wake up and sit upright. Should I be concerned about this?

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Hi,

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Such kind of breathlessness occurs due to two reasons:

1. Heart problems.

2. Anxiety.

Tell me,

Do you have any chest pain, ghabrahat, sweating, palpitations, or swelling in the legs and face?


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