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Your symptoms suggest a heart or lung problem. You should discuss your symptoms with a doctor as soon as possible.

Common causes of repeated awakenings with breathing distress include congestive heart failure, asthma, and occasionally, coronary artery disease (angina) or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD, acid reflux).

You should address your chest symptoms with a physician before pursuing other evaluation for your sleeping difficulties.

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