Choking While Sleeping?
lately almost every night when I sleep I always choke and cough until I wake up, I’ve been experiencing this for quite a while but now almost every day, can you explain what the cause is u0026amp; is it dangerous, thanks
Hi Eny, Thank you for your question on HealthReplies.com
Choking or coughing while sleeping, known as OSA, namely obstructive sleep apnea, is caused by:
Factors obesity or overweight
Production of saliva or saliva that is a lot so that it clogs the airway
Swollen tonsils or tonsils, blocking the airway
The position of the tongue that clogs the airway
Have diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension.
To find out the cause, it is necessary to do a direct examination by an ENT specialist, the doctor will conduct an examination so that the symptoms you are experiencing can be handled according to the cause.
Some suggestions for you
Lose excess weight
Avoid sleeping on your back or on your stomach
Drink a lot of water
Thank you, hope it's useful. dr.Nurmarwiyah