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

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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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