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5 year old with sleeping problems.
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5 year old with sleeping problems.

My 5 year old daughter has been snoring when she sleeps for about 3 months. It's a light snore. She breathes through her mouth and you can see her tongue get in the way and obstruct her breathing. I've noticed this happens during winter time some times. She doesn't seem tired during the day, and she doesn't nap during the day either. I haven't noticed any trouble breathing during the day. It only happens at night, so what can I do to help her? I freak out and I keep moving her when she has trouble breathing. It's not a loud snoring, and the snoring isn't what scares me. It's the way her tongue gets in the way and doesn't let her breathe. Any advice on which allergy medication and/or nasal spray for children will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
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Hi jreyna49,

Just finished reading your comments. Have you discussed this snoring
issue with your daughter's pediatrician ? If you haven't, I think this may
be helpful. May I suggest that you tell your pediatrician your concerns
particularly the part about her tongue getting In the way not allowing
her to breathe properly.  Her doctor can give you professional advice
and offer you some suggestions. You mentioned allergy medication.
Does your daughter have allergies ? You have to be a bit careful
with nasal sprays. Some of them have a rebound effect that is they
help to unblock the nasal passage but when used too often can actually
block the nasal passage. So I've heard. Natural nasal sprays , I think,
would probably be the best. There is a product made of 100%  natural -
source sea water. The product is called " hydraSense. " . I use it and
find it helpful. The one I use is for adults. I think they have one for
children. I would run this past your daughter's pediatrician and see what
he or she thinks. I have allergies and asthma and we have purchased
an air humidifier which we have on all night. I hope you've found some
of my suggestions helpful. I wish both of you well.  Eve
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