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How to help a child with asthma sleep better with filters running?

How to help a child with asthma sleep better with filters running?

Get 'em off floor: Raise your filter off the floor, perhaps on a low, three-legged stool. Three legs wobble less than four. Cushion vibration with a towel. Consider a white noise generator or relaxing music in the bedroom at bedtime. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep Better (Definition)

How well you sleep affects how well you feel when you're awake. While sleep requirements vary from person to person, and tend to decrease with age, most people function at their best on 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. Getting in sync with your body's natural sleep-wake cycle is key for achieving deep, restorative sleep. Try setting a regular bedtime, and waking up at the same time every day. A nap of 15-30 minutes in mid afternoon is OK, but longer daytime naps can disrupt your nighttime sleep pattern. Avoid caffeine and other stimulants after noon. Fight after-dinner drowsiness by doing something mildly active until you're ready for ...Read more


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Please advise how to sleep better while suffering from asthma?

Please advise how to sleep better while suffering from asthma?

Take Meds at Bedtime: If your asthma is affecting your sleep at night then, your asthma is not under good control. You should be taking a controller medication every day. Schedule an evaluation with your doctor so together you can work out a plan for daily medication. If symptom triggers are unknown then, ask your doctor to refer you to an allergist. ...Read more

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Should a child with asthma sleep in a basement?

Should a child with asthma sleep in a basement?

No: Although the particular environment of your basement is not known, in general, it is not a good idea for children with asthma to sleep in a basement, especially on the floor. More humid environments promote much more dust mite and mold growth. Moist, humid environments are known to be associated with more respiratory symptoms in children. ...Read more

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Frequently wake up in middle of night with hard time breathing. Sounds like i just finished running. Chest is tight usually. Sleep apnea vs. Asthma?

Frequently wake up in middle of night with hard time breathing. Sounds like i just finished running. Chest is tight usually. Sleep apnea vs. Asthma?

Likely asthma: If you're waking up and still experience trouble breathing, sounds more like asthma. Sleep apnea doesn't continue to cause symptoms if you're full awake. You're on albuterol. Sounds like you may need something more long acting. See your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Would running help me sleep better at night?

Would running help me sleep better at night?

Possibly: Running or any kind of exercise can lead to more restful sleep, however exercising too close to bedtime can have the opposite effect by leaving the body in a state of stimulation. ...Read more

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Should i stop my child from running because of her bad asthma? The school makes them run miles, and freshman year they make them run it without telling them the date. Whenever she runs her asthma gets worse the longer or faster she runs. She does take her

Not controlled: It sound like your child asthma is not controlled well. I would recommend you follow your action plan to the letter in order to achieve control with her medications. Kids should be active, run and play sports even when they have asthma. The secret is good control. ...Read more

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Do I need to wake up a sleeping baby to take medication? 5 months old baby taking therapies for asthma.

Do I need to wake up a sleeping baby to take medication? 5 months old baby taking therapies for asthma.

No: If the baby is sleeping peacefully, breathing easy and not coughing then you do not have to wake him up to give asthma treatment. If the baby is working hard to breathe, grunting or coughing then yes, wake him up and give him a treatment. Talk to your doctor in the morning about what he/she wants you to do in these situations in the future. ...Read more

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My 7yrs old daughter had asthma and coughing tonite she is using steam Vicks with water.But my 6months baby sleeping with her..Is that ok for my baby?

My 7yrs old daughter had asthma and coughing tonite she is using steam Vicks with water.But my 6months baby sleeping with her..Is that ok for my baby?

Maybe,maybe not: I have never been fond of the "vapor" stink as treatment for anything. I find the idea that stinking up the room with a noticeable fume is more likely to aggravate a cough than help it at any age. There are some decongestant effects, but the irritant value is similar to paint fumes. ...Read more

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How can I help my two week old child sleep better?

How can I help my two week old child sleep better?

Consistency: Consistent bedtime routines, even at this young age, will help your newborn sleep better as an older baby and toddler. Many parents find a warm bath, massage, songs, rocking and feeding are good bedtime routines. Try to start the routine around the same time each evening. It takes practice but eventually your little one will come to expect this and will associate this with going to bed easily. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more