Has my child got asthma?

17) Night symptoms

Night-time symptoms can be the worst to deal with for many. It can be hard to give asthma medicine or inhalers when your child is sleepy and you have just been woken up. These symptoms range from a persistent cough or wheeze when the child first lies down to sometimes happening in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning.
If this is becoming a struggle for you and your child speak to your GP, respiratory nurse or pharmacist. They may be able to give you alternatives or change a dose of medicine to fit in with your child’s night time routine.

See the topic on Sleep and asthma for more information.


If your child is regularly or frequently having asthma symptoms at night they should see your GP as soon as possible.