Missed sleep and asthma morbidity in urban children

A study conducted by Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Rhode Island, and published by the July 2012 edition of American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, found that,  “Results offer preliminary support for missed sleep as a contributor to daily functioning of children with asthma in urban neighborhoods. Missed sleep may be more relevant to Latino families. Furthermore, anxiety may serve as a link between sleep and asthma morbidity because higher anxiety may exacerbate the effects of disrupted sleep on asthma.” For access to the abstract, click here.