Insomnia prevalent in patients with asthma
The research reports that:
> Clinically significant insomnia was present in 37 percent of the participants with asthma.
> Those with insomnia had a higher BMI, worse lung function and lower annual household income than those without insomnia.
> Despite reporting no nighttime asthma symptoms that disturbed their sleep, almost 25 percent of participants met criteria for clinically significant insomnia.
> Compared with those without insomnia, the study found participants with insomnia reported more frequent asthma-related healthcare use in the past 12 months.
> Participants with insomnia had worse asthma control and asthma-specific quality of life and higher levels of depression and anxiety symptoms. These results suggest that adults with asthma who have insomnia disorder may be at increased risk for adverse outcomes....
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