As a newborn I would gasp for breath in my sleep and this continues to the present day. My older brother was a SIDS death as an infant. I was sleep tested and given a treatment that made my nose run uncontrollably, made me feel panic attacks overnight and made me feel exhausted during the day. The neurologist called me "non compliant", told me to quit the mask leave his practice and go get throat surgery. Fortunately my ENT was horrified at the idea of surgery, and a friend referred me to Dr. Thomas at Beth Israel. He saw complex sleep apnea. I use a "dead space" and oxygen and am much improved. Dr. Thomas read my records from the previous neurologist and told me that I had been hyperventilating constantly during the 8 months that I endured that treatment. Things are much better now, my good fortune.