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Child who moans in sleep ?

My 18 year old son has moaned in his sleep since he was about 4 years old. Now that he is in college it is becoming a problem with roommates. I have been to an ENT and GP plus his Pediatrican but no one seems to have any answers. Do you? The moaning is more severe right after he as fallen asleep and before waking. He does not have sleep apnea.
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First Helper lesliegrace
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replied April 27th, 2010
sleep moaning
I''ve had this problem for about 15 years, and only discovered it had a name about a year ago. It is called catathrenia and you can look it up on wikipedia.

There''s a yahoo group with 35+ members (and growing) of sufferers exchanging ideas and support.

Good luck (to all of us ... sigh).
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