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How sleep affects allergies and Asthma

If a Teenager has to stay up night long and only later in the Morning, Wake up, this is associated with a greater likelihood for the development of Asthma and allergies, compared with adolescents go to bed earlier and get up earlier.

In the study led by the University of Alberta in Canada, it was found that later-to-bed-depth of Teenagers who get up in the morning for later, have a higher risk for Asthma and allergies. The results were published in the English journal “ERJ Open Research”.

More than 1,600 Teenagers were studied


In the study of 1,684 young people from India took part, which were at the age of 13 or 14 years. All Participants were asked whether they had wheezing, Asthma or symptoms of allergic Rhinitis such as a runny nose, and Sneezing occurred. In addition, a series of questions was asked, for example, when you feel tired in the evening, when you get up in the morning and how tired you are in the morning.

How sleep affects the risk of Asthma in teenagers?

Although it is already known that asthma symptoms are closely related with the internal clock of the body, the current investigation is the first study that looked at how individual sleep preferences influence the risk of Asthma in teenagers. The results point to the importance of sleep time for a Teenager, and now further research should follow to find out how sleep affects the respiratory health of teenagers.

The global rise of Asthma in adolescents


Asthma and allergic diseases are common in children and young people throughout the world-wide and the prevalence continues to increase. Some of the reasons for this increase have already been identified, such as exposure to pollution and Smoking. Sleep and the sleep hormone Melatonin are known, that they can affect Asthma, so the researchers investigated whether long aufbleib have the end and late end of the young people at an increased risk for Asthma.

Risks in connection with a late bedtime

The research group found that the probability of Asthma in late to bed-going teenagers was about three times higher than it was when to go to bed early young people to be the case. In addition, it was observed that the risk for a disease due to allergic Rhinitis go late to bed, young people twice as high, compared with early sleep Teenage ends. Healthy sleep is important for physical and mental health, therefore not all people should ensure adequate sleep habits.

Melatonin seems to affect allergic reaction

The observed results suggest that there is a connection between the preferred sleep time, and Asthma and allergies in teenagers. It is not proven that late sleep times causing Asthma, but it could not be determined that the sleep hormone Melatonin in the late to bed the Teenager is often out of sync, which in turn could affect the allergic response of teenagers.

Children and young people stay awake longer and are exposed increasingly to the light of mobile phones, Tablets, and other devices. It is possible that the restriction of the use of the above mentioned devices could help in the evening to a reduced risk for Asthma and allergies by a Teenager go to bed earlier instead of dealing with technical equipment. This should be investigated more closely in the future. A second Phase of the study is planned to take place between 2028 and 2029. (as)

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  • Posted on July 7, 2020