Why cant I breath sometimes when I go to sleep I gasp for air.?

Last night I fell asleep rite after I ate and I had some salsa also.. Usually this happends when I eat salsa and go to sleep rite after..

I ate and like litterally 5 min after I fell asleep and I was asleep for about 10 min and than I couldnt breath and I was gaspin for air and got up and still couldnt breath I think its because of the salsa but I am not sure.. I smoke some weed every now and than but im sure its not cause of that this has happend to me even before I would smoke weed.

Has this happend to anyone else?

4 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    Why do you always sleep after eating salsa? Sleep apnea usually occurs when you are in a deep sleep...usually. if you still can't breathe after you wake, thats a major problem.

    Does your throat swell or any itchy feeling in mouth or throat? You might have an allergy. If you itch or become red or swollen, you should see a doctor, you may need an epipen to carry with you in case of emergencies.

    Or you may be experiencing some acid reflux or heartburn symptoms. Food stays in the stomach for around 3 hours. Next time, wait 1-3 hours before you lay down or fall asleep.

  • 8 years ago

    Ask your doctor about SLEEP APNIA it is a common condition and it is when you sleep, you stop breathing. when you wake up you gaps and it is very hard to get your breath. it could be very dangerous. there is a sleep test the doctor will perform. Don't wait to long as it could create major issues. smoking weed has some effect but as with tobacco

    Source(s): I have it
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Have yourself checked for "sleep apnea" your dr can refer you to a specialist

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    you have sleep apnea, a serious condition. You should see a doctor about it.

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