Overcoming Sudden Shock While Sleeping?

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, I recently experienced something unusual in my sleep. I’m the type of person who easily falls asleep, even if it’s not in a comfortable place and isn’t easily disturbed by loud noises.rnBut lately I’ve been experiencing a kind of shock when I fall asleep. There is no dream like falling or slipping, suddenly waking up alone and always accompanied by a deep breath (like being startled while awake) even though there are no disturbances such as sound or touch.rnrnWhat am I going through and how how to solve it ?rnrnThanks

1 Answer:

Hi Ndahmaa,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Waking up suddenly while fast asleep, accompanied by deep breathing as you experience can be a symptom of sleep apnea. This condition occurs when your airway becomes blocked due to the walls of your throat relaxing and narrowing during sleep. As a result of this airway obstruction, your body will give a signal for you to get up and immediately take a deep breath.

The exact cause of sleep apnea is not known. However, broadly speaking, this condition can be divided into 3 parts, namely:

Obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs due to excessive relaxation of the throat muscles Central sleep apnea, which occurs due to impaired signals from the brain to the throat muscles that regulate breathing Complex sleep apnea syndrome, occurs due to a combination of the two mechanisms above. People with sleep apnea will generally experience loud snoring while sleeping, often stop breathing during sleep, dry mouth or sore throat, especially when waking up from sleep, headache, difficulty sleeping, easily sleepy the next day, difficulty concentrating, and moodiness. a more sensitive heart.

Obstructive sleep apnea is more prone to occur in obese people, thick neck circumference, have narrow airways (eg due to tonsillitis), the elderly, have a family history of sleep apnea, consume alcohol or sedative drugs, smoke, and also experience nasal congestion. (eg due to allergies, nasal polyps, or ARI). Meanwhile, central sleep apnea is more at risk for the elderly, or those with heart disease, stroke sufferers, and people taking narcotic pain medications.

In addition to sleep apnea, your complaints may also arise due to other causes, for example, sleep paralysis, nightmares, and so on.

If the complaint is repeated very often, to the point that it interferes with your sleep quality, you should immediately see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Examinations, such as polysomnography, cardiac records, and so on, may be performed by the doctor to identify the best treatment. If necessary, you may be referred to an ENT specialist or a neurologist.

Right now, you can follow some of these suggestions:

Avoid obesity, maintain an ideal body weight, exercise regularly, stay away from alcohol or take sleeping pills and other drugs without a doctor's prescription. Get used to sleeping on your side, not on your back or on your stomach. Don't smoke. Sleep and wake up regularly at the same time every day. Hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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