Question by  MichaelMoroschan (120)

What would it indicate when a child can not breath through his nose when he sleeps?

My child breathes with his mouth open at night and seems to not be able to breath through his nose while sleeping.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

A safe and simple test is to put a pacifier in your child's mouth as he sleeps. If he can use the pacifier mouth and simultaneously breathe through his nose, he is fine. If he tries to suck and then stops and opens his mouth, you know there is congestion.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

It's quite possible that your child is starting to come down with a cold and he has mucus blocking his nostrils. If he is not sick you should bring him to his doctor to make sure he's breathing properly.


Answer by  Brandon55 (1719)

This is a topic best left to a pediatrician, but it probably means their sinuses fill up when they lay down at night. Try propping them up or using a mild nose spray sold specifically for children. Anything else contact the doctor.


Answer by  Tabatha (440)

I would think that perhaps your child has a stuffy nose or some type of sinus problem. I would also check to see if his head is elevated another. Lying flat can cause sinus drainage and possible stuffiness.

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