Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Asthma linked to daytime tiredness in children
This article discusses research showing that kids with asthma may be more sleepy during the day. However, the results showed that the asthma does not affect sleep quality, sleep duration, or bedtime. The researchers are not sure why asthma is linked to feeling tired in the daytime. It may be due to increased work of breathing at night, but this may not be reported by parents - just experienced by the child. More research is needed to determine if better control of the asthma results in less daytime tiredness.