Question: Hello, my baby boy did sleep well at nights. All the sudden it changed. He doesn't wake up at night, but moans alot. He drink his bottle at 8 o clock and goes to sleep. He will start moaning after sleeping for 5 hours. He is busy teething, we do put Prodol on every time we hear him. What can it be? What can i do? He does that like 5 to 8 times during night, me and my husband work and stand up @ 5. He also sleeps in akward positions.
Please Please help me!!
Heidi's Answer: Dear Elizabeth,
The moaning alone is not necessarily a symptom of something serious. Especially if he sleeps restfully otherwise he is probably fine.
Does the moaning also come with heavy breathing? Does he gasp for breath sometimes during or at the end of a moaning period?
Does he often sweat when sleeping, or do you find him sweating when he wakes up? Sleeping in awkward positions is one typical symptom of sleep apnea. But it can also concur with restless sleeping. Please visit the sleep apnea signs to see if you recognise some of the signs.
And if you do I must advise you to go see your doctor. He can diagnose apnea or something different and advise you to do.
If you are unsure, do not hesitate to send me more details, anything related that you can think of - just post a comment below. I will be happy to look into it further.
Did the moaning start alongside with the teething?There can be a relation.
Do you feel the Prodol is really helping him with the teething? What happens if you don't apply it?