Less or more Sleep impacts asthma in Adults

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A little or too much of sleep is not good for the body. And a new study has revealed that sleep and asthma are related. Too much sleep or too little sleep can negatively impact   adults with asthma, the study said.

The researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, US published the findings in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

The researchers said that short and long sleepers reported an asthma attack than the normal sleepers. The researchers conducted a survey in 1,389 adults who were 20 years and older, who had asthma. Of the surveyed people, 25.9 percent slept five hours or less, 65.9 percent slept 6 to 8 hours and 8.2 percent slept 9 or more hours.

The study found that short sleepers, as compared to normal sleepers, had greater likelihood of dry cough, asthma attack and an overnight hospitalization. They also had worse health related quality of life, which included days of poor physical and mental health. The long sleepers also had activity limitation because of wheezing.



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