Sleep Problems breathing and shaking

Patient

Q: This has been happening only recently. At night i would struggle to breath. Even though I am asleep i can tell im not breathing (i would actually stop breathing). I would have to slowly allow a little bit of air through my mouth which slowly starts to grow to normal breathing. After everything is fine it all happens again for about 3 to 5 times right after each other. im not fully awake when it happens. But last night i finally opened my eyes when it happened and all the sudden i had a head rush, started to feel dizzy. Also my body feels paralyzed when it happens.

My other thing that has been happening only recently as well, is when i sleep i would start to shake through out my body. It will only last couple of seconds because i would wake up right after.

any idea of whats happening?

Im 27, 150 pounds, slim, pretty much eat only junk food and dont exercise.

thanks,

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