Psychologically: Sometimes we awake wheezy and after air catching from a dream. This can have a medical cause, and if it recurs, one should consult the doctor. If one has problems with the respiration without recognizable cause in the dream, this could be a tip to general problems. With women it is sometimes an allusion on the Animus (male personality part), with men on her masculinity. Or does one simply need air, space or freedom? (See also breath)