A member asked:

8 year old has been sleeping on his back for over an hour his resting heart rate at wrist is 108. hes on two different sedatives. is his bpm a litle high?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

The heart rate is : Borderline high for a child who is sleeping. Normal resting heart rate for an 8 yr old is 70-110 bpm. The more important question is why is he on two sedatives? That seems like a bad idea. Is this being managed by a doctor? If not, please consult one right away or stop giving the medications.

Answered 9/4/2012


Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Normal: As you can see from the chart, 108 beats/min is in the normal range for an 8 year old. If the sedatives lowered the heart rate, the body may compensate to maintain normal.

Answered 12/9/2013



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