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Q. Why am I having serious sleep paralysis with shortness of breath?

Answered by
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 04, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am having serious sleep paralysis. In it I feel like I can move my muscle a bit like slightly moving my finger or speaking short words like "maa". But I think I am hallucinating that too. Plus I am having acute bronchitis in this case and have to breathe through the mouth. So I have difficulty in sleeping as my mouth shuts automatically and have to wake up instantly due to shortness of breath.

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

As far as your bronchitis is concerned, I advise my patients to avoid smoking and take steam inhalation twice a day. I also advise syrup Phensedyl BR (Ambroxol and Guaifenesin) 2.5 ml twice a day for five days and tablet Allegra M one tablet at night for five days. If on clinical check up a bacterial infection is suspected I add Amoxycillin 500 mg BD for five days. You can share my opinion with your doctor and take medications with consent. To diagnose a condition of sleep paralysis I would advise you to get sleep studies done first.


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