Default [q] screen rotation stopping?

I am not sure what is going on, but my screen rotation just dies randomly throughout the day, sometimes multiple times per day. When it happens my proxmity sensor also stops working. A reboot fixes both issues then they will naturally happen again. When they both stop working, apps that try to use the gyro wont work they come up with a error that says it cannot be accessed. Im wondering if its a hardware issue, but its hard to believe since it works upon reboot? Ive tried pulling the battery for 30 seconds and other tricks, also dropping the phone with a case on (maybe the weight is stuck) Not sure what else to try, but next step is to swap it out i guess
Phone:Galaxy Note 3 Verizon