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