This is a very short post, but nonetheless, I would still appreciate some help.
This has been happening for approximately 1 year now. About 40% of the time this occurs: I seem to stop breathing when I am on my "way to sleep." Now I cannot tell you if I actually do this when I AM asleep. But I notice that when I am drifting off, I wake up (if that is the right word) gasping and light headed. I suffer from asthma, but I've had asthma for 24 years and this has never happened, besides, I am not suffering chest tightness when this happens. I have also been diagnosed with another illness earlier this year, but it's unrelated. I have not spoken with my Dr about this yet. And I am hesitant to go to a sleep clinic simply because this happens less than half the time, and I don't want to look like an idiot when my tests come back normal. I have had a hard time getting the diagnosis for my other illness, and I don''t want to go through it again. Please can you help.