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A 48-year-old member asked:

Why is it that people have asthma attacks while they are sleeping and can it eventually kill you?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Nocturnal asthma: Asthma symptoms that occur at night (usually around 2-3 am) is a problem if it occurs more than twice a month. This can mean the asthma is not controlled. The reasons are many-lower blood cortisol level, breathing in indoor allergens and/or cool dry air, and other reasons we don't understand. Death from asthma is uncommon but preventable. See your allergist.
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Last updated Feb 20, 2017
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