Cause Child stop breathing and breathing difficulty during sleep
When my son was younger than yours he had the same symptoms. We would pin his little onesie to the bed and elevate the mattress, as the drs. recommended. When this was no longer working we took him to an ENT specialists in Carlisle, PA. He took one look at him and said his tonsils and adenoids were twice the size of an adults. He was 18 months old. Dr. [NAME REMOVED] took out his tonsils and adenoids and Gregory lives today to tell the story.
The possibilities could be sleep apnea or tonsils or adenoids or many others. I do know what it is like to sit up all night with a little one watching them fight for air. I strongly recommend you call the drs office and if you are getting no where with them call another doctor.
The reader above has proposed some possible conditions and these should be investigated by your doctor or an ENT specialist (otolaryngologist). If there is no pathology within the respiratory tract and sleep apnea is ruled out then you should consider taking your son to a neurologist. Certain disorders affecting the central nervous system may cause these symptoms.
You cannot treat this condition without conclusively identifying the cause. There is no “remedy”. Management will depend on the diagnosis and other factors. Take note of events that preceded these episodes, any new medication and other symptoms (even if it appears unrelated) that may have arisen with this condition. This may help your doctor with deciding upon further tests to run.