Allergies and Sleep

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are linked with poor performance in school, lower IQ, and even brain damage, according to recent research . Parents are urged to pay close attention to sleep symptoms in children with allergic rhinitis and discuss their children's sleep with their pediatricians.

With such a high rate of sleep disorders and other health problems among allergic rhinitis patients, getting adequate sleep on a regular basis is essential to maintaining physical and mental health as well as performance, safety, and overall well-being.

According to NSF's 2006 Sleep in America poll, 15% of American adolescents take medications for allergies.

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Reviewed by David G. Davila, MD (December 2009).