Choking in a dream - a heavy feeling of lack of air, which is often accompanied by the fear of death.
Choking signals about violations in the body and in connection with these pose a serious threat to health.
Suffocation - painful feeling acute shortageAir, which is often accompanied by a state of panic. Choking in sleep tolerated particularly painful because of the suddenness of its appearance and disorientation have just awakened person.
How dangerous choking during sleep
A single brief stop breathingin a dream is not a serious threat. If the periods of shallow breathing increases, and the asthma attacks become more frequent, the patient developed hypoxia - lack of oxygen in tissues and organs. This negatively affects the health status and the first symptoms are a headache in the morning, irritability and drowsiness during the day, decreased performance. Often the patient himself does not feel bouts of sleep apnea. In this case, notice the warning signs are those who live with him under the same roof.
The main threat to health shall not itself choking, anddiseases that cause this condition. At the first suspicion of sleep apnea patient must visit the following specialists: allergist, pulmonologist, cardiologist and neurologist.
Pathological conditions in which there is choking during sleep
The so-called central sleep apnea is caused bythe termination of the pulse proceeds from the respiratory center in the brain. The cause of central sleep apnea may be some form of polio, stem stroke, tumor diseases and problems with the spine.
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs because of an obstructionupper respiratory tract, resulting in the diaphragm and chest make breathing movements as usual, but in the nasal cavity and oral airflow is not observed.
The cause of obstructive sleep apnea are thoseand disease conditions such as infectious and allergic bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the effects of myocardial infarction, edema of the larynx and lung, bronchus neoplastic disease entering the airways of foreign bodies. There are other causes of choking, which will help identify the doctor. According to statistics, from sleep apnea often affects men who are overweight, smoking and alcohol abuse.
Central and obstructive sleep apnea require prompt diagnosis and treatment, which should be directed to the treatment of the underlying disease.