Understanding the Relationship Between Asthma and Sleep in the Pediatric Population

Nancy Cantey Banasiak, Journal of Pediatric Health Care. Available online: 7 January 2016 

Abstract:

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 9.5% of children have been diagnosed with asthma. Sleep disturbances affect 20% to 30% of the pediatric population.

The prevalence of nocturnal symptoms of asthma is high, and most children regularly experience nighttime symptoms.

Sleep is important for growth and development, and untreated sleep disturbances have adverse effects on school performance, mental health, physical health, and functioning.

This review will explore the relationship between asthma and sleep disturbances. Clinicians need to assess children with asthma for sleep disturbance.

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