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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you die from having an asthma attack during your sleep?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Wake up then die: Severe asthma attacks can occur any time but especially at night, typically 2-3 am. If nighttime asthma symptoms occur more than 2x a month, then a person's asthma is not controlled. Most asthma deaths that occur are in people who are not taking their daily asthma controller medications, overusing albuterol, psychiatric conditions, and more. The asthma symptoms will wake you up...Don't ignore!

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to die from an asthma attack?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes : Sadly a severe, untreated asthma attack has the potential to be fatal.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Doctors, do you think I can die from having an asthma attack while sleeping?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Unlikely....: Symptoms of an asthma exacerbation include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, etc. These symptoms will awaken you or cause you not to be able to fall asleep in the first place. If you experience shortness of breath, see your doctor ASAP or go to the ER.

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Last updated Feb 11, 2020

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