I suspect that Aaron may have sleep apnea. I check on him several times a night and last night I actually had to put my ear right up to his face to hear his breathing. I stimulated him and he started breathing regularly again but it only lasted a few minutes before he went back to very shallow almost nonexistent breaths. He was VERY sweaty and clammy. I moved him into our bed and it went on for most of the night. I guess he will sleep with us from now on until we figure this out. These are the symptoms of sleep apnea. Aaron has a LOT of them. Associated features may include: * restless sleep * heavy irregular breathing * excessive perspiring during sleep * severe bedwetting * bad dreams (nightmares) * night terrors * sleeps with mouth open, causing a dry mouth upon awakening * chest retraction during sleep in young children (chest pulls in) * sleeps in strange positions * confusion upon awakening * unrefreshing sleep * may be overweight or underweight * learning problems * excessive irritability * change in personality * depression * difficulty concentrating * Developmental problems * failure to thrive or grow * frequent upper respiratory infections * hyperactive behavior We had attributed many of these behaviors and "signs" to either his Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), His epilepsy, Or the medication. I had NEVER considered sleep apnea. When Aaron was an infant he required a pulse ox, and a apnea monitor for nearly a year after his birth.(he was one of a VERY premature set of twin boys) So now I'm wondering if it could be a side effect of his medications causing the sleep Apnea, or if it's his Epilepsy..(Could he be having silent seizures in his sleep? he does twitch a lot, or a limb will jerk, he also chews a lot in his sleep, and does funny things with his mouth) Aaron's current medications are AM: Trileptal 450mg, Risperdal .5mg(we are the process of weaning this off and adding seroquel)Today he had 50mg of Seroquel along with his Trileptal and Risperdal. His PM medications are: Trileptal 600mg, Risperdal .5mg and Seroquel 300mg. Do you think he's just TOO SEDATED at night from the medications? When this kid goes to sleep he goes to SLEEP....he is very hard to wake up... I put a call into his Neuro but she says she has passed our case to Dr. Wilfong(An epileptologist within the neuro clinic we go to)and I should call him. (that seems kinda wrong doesn't it?) So I put in a call to his office and they said someone would get back to me. *sigh* This is a strange feeling being between doctors like this. I feel like we are sorta Uncovered right now.... Does anyone have any sleep apnea issues with their kids with E? Is it caused by the E ? I feel so lost with all of this going on at one time.... Thanks in advance for any information anyone may have..