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City kids with asthma are losing sleep

A new study from the Brown Medical School in Providence, R.I., shows that sleep loss is common among children with asthma, especially ones who live in urban areas.

In a recent article on, study lead author Lauren Daniel explained that children with asthma living in various cities are at an increased risk of disrupted sleep, which can severely impact their daytime function.

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), asthma accounts for 10.5 million missed school days each year in the United States.

“Proper asthma care and management can minimize the risk of nighttime symptoms that disrupt sleep,” Dr. Stanley Fineman, president of the ACAAI, said in a news release. “Allergists will help children and their parents develop a treatment plan that will reduce school absences and hospital visits, and increase productivity and overall quality of life.”

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