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What is DS doing in his sleep?

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Booboostoo Tue 14-Jul-15 13:03:24

Can anyone help me identify what 10mo DS is doing in his sleep, whether it is a problem and if yes what kind of specialist he should see?

He's done this twice. First time was a couple of months ago while sleeping for the afternoon on DH. DH managed to film a bit (turn the sound up):

His breathing changes from normal and he does this loud, sucking in type breath.

Then he did it again two night ago while sleeping next to me. The noise was loud enough to wake me. I tried gently shaking and moving him but I couldn't get him to stop. In the. End I tickled him, he laughed, moved and stopped. I then breast fed him and he drifted off again doing the weird breathing for a few eco da longer before he went back to normal sleep.

I showed the video to his paediatrician who said it was nothing. DH suffers from severe sleep apnea so he consulted his specialist as well. He said that if DS was doing this a lot they would need to assess him as a matter of urgency but as a one off he would ignore it. I co-sleep with DS so would know if he was doing it all the time.

I don't know if this is relevant but when I was younger I had lucid dreams, night terrors and sleep paralysis. On a hunch this looks a bit like sleep paralysis.

Any ideas?

PerspicaciaTick Tue 14-Jul-15 13:10:13

I'd forgotten that my 2 DCs both did this ocassionally when they were small (I'd also forgotten that they could sleep with their heads on practically backwards - so cute).

I think they just grew out of it - it seemed to be a form of snoring.

It sounds like something to keep an eye on and go back to the doctors if it is increasing in frequency or becoming at all distressing.

Booboostoo Tue 14-Jul-15 14:54:17

Thank you, that's very reassuring.

Booboostoo Wed 15-Jul-15 13:49:13

Shameless bump.

MoreBridgetthanRoxie Wed 15-Jul-15 14:06:22

DD1 used to do that. I thought it was hiccuping and never worried. She is 13 now and stopped when she was about 15 months I think.

Nannylookingforafamily Wed 15-Jul-15 14:44:36

In the video, it looks like his breathing maybe restricted due to the position he is in...

Could this be the problem?

Booboostoo Wed 15-Jul-15 17:15:05

Thank you more.

* Nanny* that could be a possibility but DH moved him around and made sure his nose/mouth were clear, chin was not touching chest, etc. and he still kept doing it. When he did it with me he was lying on his back, on a firm mattress, no covers and his body was cool, so no obvious reason for doing it.

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