Is it possible to have asthma attacks in your sleep, and wake up with them in the middle of the night?
And if so, is that a sign that my asthma's getting worse, and that it's probably already getting out of hand? Only, this seems to be happening to me a lot just lately. I'm 40 and I've been asthmatic all my life, but I only ever used to get trouble with it in the daytime. Now, however, I'm getting a lot of trouble with it of a night. Many nights, I'm waking up, having attacks- (talk about a bloody rude awakening!), and some nights, it's so bloody bad, that it stops me sleeping altogether. I didn't even think you could have asthma attacks while you sleep. Is it possible? I mean, it must be, if it's happening to me, right?
- PAMELALv 75 months ago
You can wake up and find yourself having an attack,i have also had asthma all my life, you must get to a doctor and get medication to get better control of your asthma, there is medication that you just take at night to prevent attacks, please, see a doctor.
- JasonLv 76 months ago
As a matter of fact, one of the key questions we ask about asthma is: "Are you having symptoms that wake you up at night?" That is an indicator of poor asthma control. You need to get in to see your asthma care provider.
.Source(s): Respiratory therapist (B.S., RRT, RPFT) Working on my master's in nursing
- GregLv 76 months ago
Yes and no.