Can anxiety cause you to wake up gasping for air?

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asked Oct 29, 2020 in Mental Health by playlist4443 (910 points)
Can anxiety cause you to wake up gasping for air?

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answered Nov 5, 2020 by Christeen (62,780 points)
Yes anxiety can cause you to wake up gasping for air.

When you have anxiety and suffer a panic attack during the night it can cause you to wake up in the middle of the night and have trouble breathing.

Gasping for air when you have anxiety and a panic attack is normal and it's usually nothing to worry about unless it gets worse.

The best thing you can do is just try to calm down and if possible breathe into a paper bag which helps some people.

If you do feel like you're actually having trouble breathing then call 911 just to be safe.

Although most times the panic attack will go away and you'll start breathing normally within a few minutes of calming down and relaxing.
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answered Nov 27, 2020 by Partapjiki (830 points)
Anxiety can cause you to wake up gasping for air.

I suffer from anxiety myself and sometimes during the middle of the night I'll have a panic attack and then I will wake up and start gasping for air.

I asked my doctor about it and he said it was normal.

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