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breathing problem

my husband , age 43, working in a corporate , has been suffering from sudden breathing problem usually during mid night. he wakes up with a start , coughing but also choking, rushes to the open balcony or window, opens his shirt and acts wild . i try to give him water , message his back and after about ten to twelve seconds he is normal but very tired . his doctors are telling that it is because of stress. His reports like TMT, PFT, Echo ,blood are ok. Can you tell me what is the actual problem and the remedy?
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I would look into sleep apnea also.
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Sure sounds like it could possibly be sleep apnea.  I went through the same thing - waking up and gasping for air, in addition was very tired during the day and would fall asleep at the oddest places and times.  I am wondering, does he snore?  If so, does he have a loud snore then stop, like he has stopped breathing only to have him catch his breath, but it is labored and hard?  The way sleep apnea is diagnosed is by a sleep study, which can now be done at home (where I live, anyway).

I sure hope he gets a correct diagnosis and gets to feeling better.
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