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normal respiratory rate while sleeping

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Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
20 years experience Pediatrics
The normal range: for respiratory rate for a toddler is typically 22-34, but the rate will be lower when sleeping. If there are any other respiratory signs like heavy, ... Read More
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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Breathing rates vary somewhat from person to person, partly related to age, level of activity, fever and general conditioning. A rate of 16 can be no ... Read More
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Dr. Marvin Ott
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Mary, when awake, a 3 year old should breathe between 24 and 28 times a minute, but breathing slows when we sleep. This is a perfectly OK rate. Hope t ... Read More
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A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: STOP WATCHING SO CLOSELY! Anxiety will be "contagious"! Hope this is helpful.... Dr Z
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Dr. Thomas Riney
37 years experience Pediatrics
Could be: Autonomic dysfunction is very hard to diagnose, and can have multiple presentations with different symptoms each time. Make an appt with an internal m ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Measurement bias?: If you are not having any symptoms it is not likely a problem but might be a bias as you know that they are being counted. Generally respiratory rates ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
24-38 bpm: While newborns may breathe up to 50 BPM in the neonatal period, this settles down into the 20's to mid 30's by the end of the first weeks. Increases a ... Read More
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Dr. Raja Abusharr
21 years experience Family Medicine
12-18 during health: According to Dr. Williams in a professional review of geriatrics pulmonary assessment from 2009, "Normal respiratory rates for older patients are 12 t ... Read More
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Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Normal breathing rates for a 4 year old ranges anywhere from 12-30 breaths per minutes. Of course younger ages breath at high rates. During sleep and ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Yes: following smoking cessation, the tiny hair cells that line the respiratory tract start working again, and start moving up all the accumulated junk and ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: It increases to meet demand
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: It's possible, but it would be a sign of a serious problem.

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