Cough at midnight

What causes sudden onset of severe coughing spell while sleeping which makes her wake up and sit and which lasts for only 20 seconds and stops?
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Hello. They might be due to allergy or sudden irritation and or stimulation of the vagus nerve or also as a reflex mechanism when some foreign particle enters the respiratory track. In such situation, use melted ghee 1 spoon along with hot water, drink sip by sip. Avoid cleaning of ears too many times, which stimulate the nerve.
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