Asthma impacts kids' sleep, grades

Posted: 6/17/2013

From Allergic Living:

Asthma symptoms can have a highly detrimental effect on both sleep quality and school performance in children living in urban areas says a recent study.

The findings of this continuing study, which so far includes 170 parent and child groups, were presented at the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society in May 2013.

By examining symptom diaries, speaking to teachers and measuring air flow rates of the kids with asthma, researchers found that children with poorly controlled asthma produced lower-quality schoolwork when compared to kids with better asthma control. The more severe the symptoms, the more negatively the school work was affected. Read more.