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What can cause shortness of breath while laying down?

Shortness of breath while laying down maybe caused by anxiety or be a early sign of heart disease! See your doctor if it continues Any Suggestions here?

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  1. Petra Reply:

    This can cause shortness of breath. A patient with congestive heart failure may have a similar experience when lying down and can also awaken breathless Source:http://www.ehow.com/about_5143444_causes-orthopnea.html

  2. Kisha Reply:

    Mar 28, 2011 Any type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, can cause shortness of breath when lying down, states the University of Maryland

  3. Antionette Reply:

    You MIGHT have asthma OR OR your body needs to be leveled a sirtint way so your lungs can get air through your body…So i’m saying get some pillows and try to lvl your self so you can breath and if that doesnt work YOU HAVE TO SEE A DOCTOR… Source:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_you_feel_short_breath_when_lay_down_on_bed_at_night_time

  4. Libbie Reply:

    It may be that you’re over weight or if you sit slouched it compressed the Diaphragm and therefore you cant breathe properly. If you have serious concerns I would consult your GP but I simply advise you to get some fresh air, go on a SHORT … Source:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080711072645AAb9lsi

  5. Renetta Reply:

    My first guess would be to check for asthma. Go to your allergist and get a quick check for this. If so, they can place you on a med that will put a stop to these symptoms. Source(s): med Source:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091010111032AAJpUQB

  6. Elizabet Reply:

    Why do I have shortness of breath when laying down sometimes. Okay so here my story? I think its called orthopnea. I have always had Major anxiety disorder. Then My roommate d

  7. Hildegard Reply:

    What you are describing sounds like orthopnea, which is a sign of heart failure! You may have post-partum cardiomyopathy, which is a weak heart muscle after having a baby!You need to see your doctor, and soon! It might be nothing to worry about, but I wouldnt take that chance! A visit to a cardiologist might be in order!I hope you do have some support people to help you while your husband is OTR! Thats a lot to take care of by yourself!

  8. Catina Reply:

    1 Causes; 2 Symptoms; 3 Complications; 4 See also; 5 References; 6 External links of oxygen that can enter the blood, and causes shortness of breath ( dyspnea). Fluid can also collect in the lungs when lying down at night, possibly making

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