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Secondhand Smoke Disturbs Sleep

Published August - 31 - 2010 Print This Post

Secondhand Smoke Disturbs SleepChildren with asthma have more trouble sleeping when they are exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a study in Pediatrics (Feb. 2010, v.125, p.e261).  Researchers found increased exposure to secondhand smoke was associated with longer sleep-onset delay as well as more sleep-disordered breathing, daytime sleepiness and overall sleep disturbance.

 

Reviewed by Bradley Chipps, MD, and Neil MacIntyre, MD

First published in Allergy & Asthma Today,  Fall 2010, Volume 8, Issue 3