I have noticed that every time when I sleep and I roll on my back, I usually wake up short of breath or choking. Could this be a sign of sleep apnea? I have noticed that I also sleep fine when I'm on my side.
Doctors Answers (2)
It is possible that you have an anatomical retroglossal constriction. Come in and we can take a 20 second scan that measures the size and volume of your airway and identifies the position of any constriction. There are numerous effective remedies including a removable mandibular posturing appliance that you wear at night depending upon our findings.
Depending on your anatomy the excess tissue can fall backward. If you are by chance overweight, the extra weight also can make it difficult.