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Secondhand Smoke Disturbs Sleep

On August 31, 2010 @ 1:00 am In All Articles

Secondhand Smoke Disturbs Sleep [1]Children 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) [2].  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 [3]

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[2] Pediatrics (Feb. 2010, v.125, p.e261): http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/125/2/e261

[3] Allergy & Asthma Today,  Fall 2010, Volume 8, Issue 3: http://www.aanma.org/publication/aat-subscription

[4] Sleep Matters: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep With Asthma and Allergies: http://www.aanma.org/2009/02/sleep-matters-getting-a-good-night%e2%80%99s-sleep-with-asthma-and-allergies/

[5] Pinpoint Peanut Allergy: http://www.aanma.org/2010/08/pinpoint-peanut-allergy/

[6] Can Nitric Oxide Predict Asthma?: http://www.aanma.org/2010/09/can-nitric-oxide-predict-asthma/

[7] News2Use: http://www.aanma.org/2010/11/news2use/

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