Allergies and Sleep

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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).

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