Obstructive Sleep Apnea is very common and affects millions of Americans. It is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and closes during sleep.
Also question is, why does it feel like my throat is closing?
Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) is a condition that happens when the band of muscles between your esophagus and stomach doesn't tighten properly. GERD can feel like your throat is tight, or like you have a lump or food stuck in your throat. You might have trouble swallowing.
Also Know, why does my throat feel tight when I lie down?
This condition happens when stomach acid rises in your esophagus and creeps into your throat. If this happens often, it may be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux, or GERD. You can get heartburn after you eat a big meal or if you lie down right after eating. Some foods and drinks can trigger it.
Can difficulty swallowing be caused by anxiety?
Anxiety or panic attacks can result in a feeling of tightness or a lump in the throat or even a sensation of choking. This can temporarily make swallowing difficult.
What does a strained throat feel like?
Tension or tightness in the throat is often accompanied by a feeling that: there's something blocking your throat or airway. there's a tenderness in your neck. your voice is tight or strained.