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Well, dd is four and a half and has never slept well and we've never understood why. She often wakes still crying and calling for us (we do family bed and ap).
I noticed about a year ago that she had these little moments in the night where she didnt' breathe and then would start and then breathe again. Only when her nose was stuffy though.
Well, she started a little co-op preschool 6 months ago (spends most of the day outside romping around in sand/dry dirt) and her nose seems chronically stuffy. BUT it's not wet, never runs and she can't blow anything out of it.
So... the sleep apnea espisodes are every night now multiple times. Her body will jerk and she shifts positions. She sleeps with her mouth open completely.
The doc we saw suspects sleep apnea and recommends we see an ENT doc about removing the adenoids. He also recommended a formal sleep study and to test her blood for food allergens.
So.... Mamas who've been through this.... what did you do? Did you do the adenoidectomy (sp?) Did you use something else that worked? Did you do a sleep study?
Any support and encouragement, what worked what didn't, questions that helped you make decisions etc. would be great. Thank you!