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A 37-year-old male asked:

16yr old daughter, no known health issues. has instances where she will sporadically stop breathing. causing her to have trouble sleeping, but it happens when she's awake as well. does struggle with anxiety, but isn't medicated. ?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sleep issues: I think it would be important for you to observe her sleep to see if you also witness these events (you may already have done so). The next step is evaluation which can start with her primary care doctor to determine why this occurring. Sleep medicine evaluation might be warranted.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Evaluation: You could have her evaluated by a Psychiatrist to begin with to begin with the anxiety and they can help with further sleep work up

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