Why Do I Wake Up Gasping For Air?
Waking up gasping for air, choking, or coughing can feel terrifying. Nightmares may occasionally cause people to wake up in distress. But regularly waking up coughing, gasping for air, or choking could be a sign of a potentially serious medical condition. We cover some common health conditions that cause shortness of breath during sleep, which can lead to waking up gasping for air. People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may wake themselves or a bed partner because of snoring, choking, or ga