I am Benjamin Franklin, 23 yrs old. I went to bed last night and suddenly woke up gasping for breath. It was scary and it was literally as if i was getting no air into my lungs at all but immediately i woke up and sat on the bed, it all went away and i could breath again. Then i decided to go back to sleep, just as i was about to fall asleep, i started gasping for breath again. It happens just as i'm about to fall asleep. It makes me spend about 2-3 hrs struggling to get to sleep without waking up gasping for breath. And when i finally fall asleep, i do sleep well. someone help me. i don't know if this is sleep apnea or something else. Because i don't actually get to fall asleep that easily, It comes just as i am about falling to sleep. somebody help me please. Any ideas????????