Asthma is also known as bronchial asthma. Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammation of airways involving various cells and cellular components. This type of inflammation is often accompanied by increased airway reactivity, leading to recurring symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and/or coughing. at night and/or early morning.
Due to prolonged airway inflammation, especially at night, sleep quality is often a big problem for asthma sufferers. At same time, if the quality of sleep is poor for a long time more serious impact on asthma itself Woolen cloth?A new study has found that too little or too much sleep can negatively affect adults with asthma.
The study was conducted by scientists at University of Pittsburgh and published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The new study included 1,389 adults aged 20 and over who reported that their sleep habits were associated with asthma.
Researchers found that 25.9% of participants slept "short" and slept no more than 5 hours a night; 65.9% slept "normally" and slept between 6 and 8 hours per night; 8.2% were identified as "A". Long-sleepers sleep 9 or more hours a day. They also found that those who sleep short are more likely to be younger and more energetic, and those who sleep longer are more likely to be older, women, and smokers.
Furthermore, compared to those who sleep normally, people with short sleep duration appear to have a higher risk of asthma, dry cough, and nighttime emergency calls, as well as a significantly lower quality of life associated health, both physical and mental, compared to other people. last year More days of feeling sick, more days of inactivity due to feeling sick, and more use of doctor visits.
Long sleepers were also more likely than normal sleepers to limit their activity due to wheezing, although there were no other significant differences between two groups.The researchers noted that lack of sleep and too much sleep can negatively affect all aspects of your health. However, little is known so far about how sleep duration affects asthma in adults.
Previous research has shown that poor sleep quality has a negative effect on asthma symptoms in adolescents, and adults with asthma also suffer from lack of sleep (and sometimes too much). Compared to those who sleep normally, short sleepers and long sleepers had more asthma attacks last year (45% versus 59%, 51% respectively) and health-related deterioration in quality of life. More lost days. Violation of quality of life was characterized by a large number of days of poor physical and mental health.
Sleep disruption in people with asthma can be a wake-up call that their asthma is poorly controlled. Change your asthma treatment plan to ensure adequate sleep is an essential part of effective asthma management.
The study also warns that consequences can be even more severe if sleep deprivation is chronic.