Most people will realize their sleep was disrupted and they feel excessive fatigue
If you experience any — or more than one — of the following symptoms after hitting the sheets, it might be time to check in with your doctor for a consult.
Gasping for air is most commonly a sign of sleep apnea, a sleep disorder where your breathing repeatedly stops and starts
Sleep apnea is also associated with snoring, choking while you sleep and waking up with a dry mouth and headache
When too much mucus makes its way to the back of the throat, it can block airways, causing people to temporarily stop breathing while sleeping
Acid reflux can also cause gasping, thanks to acidic secretions from the stomach refluxing up to the esophagus
Sleepwalking is considered a parasomnia, or an undesirable behavior or experience during sleep
Ongoing nightmares can be caused by a number of different psychological triggers, the most common being anxiety and depression