Sudden Loud Breathing While Trying to Sleep

Discussion in 'Health Talk' started by AlbertJ, Feb 16, 2020.

    1. AlbertJ

      AlbertJ Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Philippines
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otitis Media
      Hello All,

      For about a number of nights now, while trying to go back to sleep, I have been hearing a sudden raise of loudness of my breathing that lasts for about two seconds. I am not sure if this is a symptom of sleep apnea but it is now making me anxious. It is involuntary - I hear it when I am mostly dozing off. It is as if I hear myself breathing through my ears all of a sudden. Sometimes, I perceive it as a sudden thump in my ears that jolts me. Any experiences similar to this?

      Thank you.

      Best regards,
      Albert
       
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    2. Mister Muso
      Scurvy

      Mister Muso Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Sounds like sleep apnea alright. Maybe try and sleep on your side - could use cushions or extra pillows to prop yourself in position, and maybe add a herbal or pharmaceutical sleeping aid if not using one currently.
       
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      AlbertJ

      AlbertJ Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Philippines
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otitis Media
      Thanks @Mister Muso!
      I've been having it for a number of nights now usually when I am trying to fall asleep.

      Best regards,
      Albert
       
    4. LukeYoung
      Mooooody

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      It could be an intermittent patulous tube.. basically opening a bit longer for a second.
      Could be due to apnea. Hard to say. Would be annoying but i guess if it's not constant thats a good sign.
       
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    5. MBH

      MBH Member

      Location:
      Upstate NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Overloaded stress
      Hello, I have experienced the same thing heavy breathing /snoring weird type and I could not sleep. I thought sleep apnea, but I think it is related to tinnitus. The next night I had it for little while then after that I've been good. I'm thinking my sound machine or fan was off. I sleep with my head up. Try to have good thoughts and have good sleep.
       
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      AlbertJ

      AlbertJ Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Philippines
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otitis Media
      Hello @LukeYoung!

      Initially I thought about patulous ET but I think ETs tend to be closed when one is lying down.
      I do not have the classic symptoms but I am not totally eliminating that possibility.

      Sleep apnea is a good guess, too. I sometimes snort when sleeping.

      I am hoping that this would resolve soon.

      Best regards,
      Albert
       
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      AUTHOR
      AlbertJ

      AlbertJ Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Philippines
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otitis Media
      Hi @MBH!

      It happens when I am trying to get back to sleep. I also hear some crackling sound but I am not sure if it is my eustachian tube or my throat. I can mimic the sound when I inhale deeply with my throat. I also have some cold and cough.

      It happens very quickly when I am half awake/dozing off that I am also considering some form exploding head syndrome as it sometimes jolts me a bit.

      I will try to sleep with my head up. Thank you very much for replying.


      Best regards,
       
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    8. LukeYoung
      Mooooody

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      Yeah you are correct :)
      I have had patulous for a week... it sucked.
       
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