Sleep may ease asthma in teens

Posted: 6/4/2013

From MedPage Today:

A pilot sleep extension program for teens with asthma was associated with improved daytime lung function and fewer nighttime symptoms, researchers reported here.

Teens with asthma who got more sleep during an experimental sleep extension program had significantly fewer nocturnal asthma symptoms (P=0.001) and less variability in objective daily lung function (P=0.05), according to Lisa Meltzer, MD, of the National Jewish Health Center in Denver, Colo., and colleagues.

Longer sleep among teens with asthma was also associated with moderate effects on executive functioning, Meltzer said during an oral presentation at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies meeting. Read more.