Asthma Hurts Kids’ Sleep Quality, Academic Performance

Children with poorly controlled asthma sleep worse and perform worse in school than their peers with well-controlled asthma, according to study results presented at the American Thoracic Society’s 2013 International Conference in Philadelphia.
 
The study included 170 ethnically diverse children aged 7 to 9 living in the Providence, Rhode Island, area. The children’s asthma symptoms were assessed over 3 30-day periods during the school year using spirometry, which measures the amount of air exhaled in 1 second (FEV1), as well as diaries maintained by children and their caregivers. Asthma control was measured using a questionnaire called the Asthma Control Test. Sleep quality was measured by tracking motor activity at night using a method called actigraphy.
 
The results of the study today indicate that, based on teacher reports, children with poorly controlled asthma had schoolwork of lower quality and were more careless in their schoolwork compared with peers whose asthma was well-controlled. Careless schoolwork was also associated with poorer sleep quality. In addition, children who struggled to stay awake in class tended to have a more difficult time falling asleep.

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Children with poorly controlled asthma sleep worse and perform worse in school than their peers with well-controlled asthma, according to study results presented at the American Thoracic Society’s 2013 International Conference in Philadelphia.
 
The study included 170 ethnically diverse children aged 7 to 9 living in the Providence, Rhode Island, area. The children’s asthma symptoms were assessed over 3 30-day periods during the school year using spirometry, which measures the amount of air exhaled in 1 second (FEV1), as well as diaries maintained by children and their caregivers. Asthma control was measured using a questionnaire called the Asthma Control Test. Sleep quality was measured by tracking motor activity at night using a method called actigraphy.
 
The results of the study today indicate that, based on teacher reports, children with poorly controlled asthma had schoolwork of lower quality and were more careless in their schoolwork compared with peers whose asthma was well-controlled. Careless schoolwork was also associated with poorer sleep quality. In addition, children who struggled to stay awake in class tended to have a more difficult time falling asleep. - See more at: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Asthma-Hurts-Kids-Sleep-Quality-Academ...
Children with poorly controlled asthma sleep worse and perform worse in school than their peers with well-controlled asthma, according to study results presented at the American Thoracic Society’s 2013 International Conference in Philadelphia.
 
The study included 170 ethnically diverse children aged 7 to 9 living in the Providence, Rhode Island, area. The children’s asthma symptoms were assessed over 3 30-day periods during the school year using spirometry, which measures the amount of air exhaled in 1 second (FEV1), as well as diaries maintained by children and their caregivers. Asthma control was measured using a questionnaire called the Asthma Control Test. Sleep quality was measured by tracking motor activity at night using a method called actigraphy.
 
The results of the study today indicate that, based on teacher reports, children with poorly controlled asthma had schoolwork of lower quality and were more careless in their schoolwork compared with peers whose asthma was well-controlled. Careless schoolwork was also associated with poorer sleep quality. In addition, children who struggled to stay awake in class tended to have a more difficult time falling asleep. - See more at: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Asthma-Hurts-Kids-Sleep-Quality-Academ...
Children with poorly controlled asthma sleep worse and perform worse in school than their peers with well-controlled asthma, according to study results presented at the American Thoracic Society’s 2013 International Conference in Philadelphia.
 
The study included 170 ethnically diverse children aged 7 to 9 living in the Providence, Rhode Island, area. The children’s asthma symptoms were assessed over 3 30-day periods during the school year using spirometry, which measures the amount of air exhaled in 1 second (FEV1), as well as diaries maintained by children and their caregivers. Asthma control was measured using a questionnaire called the Asthma Control Test. Sleep quality was measured by tracking motor activity at night using a method called actigraphy.
 
The results of the study today indicate that, based on teacher reports, children with poorly controlled asthma had schoolwork of lower quality and were more careless in their schoolwork compared with peers whose asthma was well-controlled. Careless schoolwork was also associated with poorer sleep quality. In addition, children who struggled to stay awake in class tended to have a more difficult time falling asleep. - See more at: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Asthma-Hurts-Kids-Sleep-Quality-Academ...
Children with poorly controlled asthma sleep worse and perform worse in school than their peers with well-controlled asthma, according to study results presented at the American Thoracic Society’s 2013 International Conference in Philadelphia.
 
The study included 170 ethnically diverse children aged 7 to 9 living in the Providence, Rhode Island, area. The children’s asthma symptoms were assessed over 3 30-day periods during the school year using spirometry, which measures the amount of air exhaled in 1 second (FEV1), as well as diaries maintained by children and their caregivers. Asthma control was measured using a questionnaire called the Asthma Control Test. Sleep quality was measured by tracking motor activity at night using a method called actigraphy.
 
The results of the study today indicate that, based on teacher reports, children with poorly controlled asthma had schoolwork of lower quality and were more careless in their schoolwork compared with peers whose asthma was well-controlled. Careless schoolwork was also associated with poorer sleep quality. In addition, children who struggled to stay awake in class tended to have a more difficult time falling asleep. - See more at: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Asthma-Hurts-Kids-Sleep-Quality-Academ...
Author of the article: 
Daniel Weiss
Source: 
Pharmacy Times