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Why does sternum move in during sleep?

Aug 2013
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Hello good evening dr Im mother of adenoid kid morning I asked few questions. My son sternum moves in during sleep z this to be worried. ?......???? yes his sleep is little disturbed, moves head to side yo side sometimes making him sleep afternoon once for 2 hours he sleeps little comfortable, and night with disturbance.
Posted Mon, 17 Feb 2014 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Sriram Nathan 3 hours later
Brief Answer: nothing to worry about Detailed Answer: Hello again, Some amount of sternal retraction is normal during sleep. Just make sure that he does not have obvious sternal potrusion and his sleep is otherwise good. If he is getting up in the morning with a good sleep then it's fine. If you feel that when his sternum goes down, he gets breathing discomfort then you can consult a pediatrician. Since he is comfortable sleeping in the noon then you have in all probability nothing to worry about. Hope this helps Regards Dr Sriram Nathan
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Brief Answer: welcome Detailed Answer: Hello again, You are very welcome Regards Dr Sriram Nathan
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