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A 31-year-old male asked:

9m old baby boy.has very disturbed sleep at night.rarely gasps in sleep.wife thinks he is crying in sleep.what could be reasons for gasping?

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Dr. Cesar Vazquez
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Needs further eval: Any infant with those concerns requires an in-person consults including a thorough physical exam. "Gasping" may invoke a range of problems non of which should be ignored. The more common possibilities include silent episodes of reflux, nasal congestion/obstruction, enlarged adenoids e.g obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and more serious concerns that involve the sleep centers of the brain

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Last updated Dec 11, 2015

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