Do yo have indigestion and/or acid reflux? This is a common symptom of sleep disorders. When your sleep is interrupted, you have a stress response because you have a temporary obstruction in your throat and you are literally sucking acid up from your stomach. Also, your diaphragm is contracting and pushing upward. It is the perfect storm of peptic acid forced up into your throat and airway, which further complicates the problem by causing inflammation and swelling in your throat.
Dr. Ronald C. Perkins has helped many of his patients get off the acid reflux medication.