How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Family Physician Your Own Question
Family Physician
Family Physician, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 2592
Experience:  Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Family Physician is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a funny wheeze noise in throat with lying down. If I

Customer Question

Hi i have a funny wheeze noise in throat with lying down. If I get up and burp after water it clears up . Is this Gerd.
JA: How severe is this?
Customer: Almost nightly
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Post nasal drip rhinitis
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

it could be due to narrowing of your throat when you lay down. this can cause sleep apnea and trouble breathing and severe snoring when you sleep.

are you overweight? excessive fat and tissue around your throat can cause wheezing when you lay down and can cause sleep apnea as well.

you could also have gerds or acid reflux which can be worse when you lay down