I have had some problems similar to this with my 4 yr old (it started with him when he was 1 1/2 I think) and now my 6 mo old. I feel like the connection is reflux that sparks croup and now that has become asthma with my 4 yr old. There isn't a lot of research out there but some things allude to this being a possibility...I looking or more info and to connect with others who have children with similar issues. The hyperventilating in their sleep...is that a similar sound like someone would have after they have cried a lot and they can't catch their breath? I see that in both of my children and sometimes they sleep right through it and other times they wake up screaming. It definitely disrupts their sleep and especially with my older one I noticed considerable gaps in his breathing at time (several seconds at a time). My 4 yr old has been on several maintenance medications over the last yr to control the asthma and we are finally seeing an improvement. When he has a flair up, and oral steroid is the thing that will help him come out of it. Sometimes other things are needed in addition to it. Does your child have reflux? Is the sound I am describing familiar? I would love to know if you have figured anything else out!View Thread
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