Hey for 22 years I have had the problem of feeling like I lose oxygen the longer I am upright. Most of the time lying down intermittently throughout the day has been my way to be able to go back upright and carry on. last summer I got a kind of air hunger that wasnt alleviated by lying down, it sometimes felt like I couldnt breathe too, and that lying down brought it on.When I tried to sleep on my left side for example it felt like my air got cut off so I always sleep on my right side since then. It went away in the winter and then came back a bit in the heat this year but hasnt been nearly as bad as last year. Recently though I have been feeling depleted of oxygen that lying down again doesnt alleivate. Its very uncomfortable, feels like I am being suffocated a little bit half the time, like someone has the pillow over your face but letting in just enough to keep you alive. I can act "normal" in public sometimes when its happening, but it makes me internally very uncomfortable and irritable. I am used to lying down being the panacea, lying down didnt always make me feel better right away sometimes, if i had stayed upright for too long but after 20, 40, 60 or 90 mins I usually felt better in the past, like I would relax and fill back up with oxygen. That doesnt always happen lately. This is after 22 years of lying down working most of the time. Cheney had that theory that we actually had too much oxygen and that was causing the air hunger feeling. Something he said or i read onetime was something to the effect that sometimes the oxygen issue gets weird to where lying down hurts more once we cross some point. but I can't remember the details of that theory. Does anyone else? Or any other ideas on what this is and do any of you have that where lying down doesn't make you feel better? Eventually I feel better because I almost still always wake up feeling ok first thing in morning as far as oxygen goes the last month. Its just after a few hours it sometimes hits me that I feel suffocated. I think drinking tea might make it worse.