Back Pain Standing Sitting Lying Down

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Breathing difficulty while lying down is an abnormal condition in which a person must keep the head raised (by sitting or standing) to be able to breathe deeply or comfortably.

A specific type of breathing difficulty while lying down is paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea. This condition causes a person to wake up suddenly during the night feeling short of breath.


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Waking at night short of breath; Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea; PND; Difficulty breathing while lying down;...

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