When I was a little kid, I used to get terrible nosebleeds, especially during the winter time. I remember several times when I would wake up in the middle of the night because my nose was bleeding, and then have to wait until it stopped before I could get back to sleep.
After a while, my nosebleeds got so bad that my mom took me to the pediatrician, fearing that I had some sort of a health problem. To her surprise, when my mom and I got to the doctor's office, he said that nosebleeds are a common problem in children, and asked my mother what kind of heating our house had.
She told him that we had forced air heating, and he said that this was likely causing my problem. He said that many types of heating – and forced air especially – can dry a room out, which can lead to nosebleeds in many children.
The doctor suggested that my mom get a humidifier for my bedroom, and turn it on while I was sleeping. She liked the idea so much that she purchased a whole house humidifier in order to return moisture to all of the air in our home.
Once we had the humidifier set up, my nosebleeds stopped almost instantaneously. I was suddenly able to sleep through the night without worrying about waking up with one of these.
Now, whenever I hear that a child suffers from nosebleeds, I suggest that their parents purchase a humidifier for their room. Not only will it help to keep them healthy in the winter months, but it will also help with bleeding noses!