Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders is linked with Asthma Cont
A Study was conducted to explore the association of symptoms of sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD) with asthma control in Indian children.

The study was conducted in West India. The study involved children from the age of 6 to 18 who were diagnosed with a doctor's case of asthma. To test for signs of SRBD, a validated pediatric sleep survey was employed. SRBD scale Simultaneous evaluation of the asthma control questionnaire (ACQ) was carried out.

--A total of 207 children with asthma were enrolled; the median age was 10 y.

--Asthma symptoms were well controlled in 102 and partly or poorly controlled in 105 children.

--Inattention and/or hyperactivity was the most common SRBD symptom observed in 125 children; daytime sleepiness, mouth breathing, snoring, and night-time breathing problems were observed in 92, 91, 77, and 68 children, respectively.

--SRBD score showed a near-linear correlation with ACQ score (r?=?0.28). The score was positive in 52 children.

--A positive SRBD score was statistically more common in partly or poorly controlled asthma (aOR 2.5).

--However, the positive score did not show a statistically significant association with gender, being underweight, obesity, allergic rhinitis, compliance to therapy, and inhalation technique.

Conclusively, In children with asthma, SRBD symptoms are common. The statistically significant connection with asthma was demonstrated, partially or poorly controlled. Therefore, in children with part or poorly managed asthma, it is interesting to seek for indications of SRBD.