Health Tip: Does Asthma Affect Your Sleep?

(HealthDay News) -- Asthma can affect your sleep, as symptoms often worsen at night.

The National Sleep Foundation offers this advice to help control asthma and enjoy a better night's sleep:

  • Take all medications as prescribed, at the same time each day.

  • Use a peak flow meter regularly to monitor changes in lung function.

  • Learn what your asthma triggers are, and take steps to avoid those triggers.

  • Get plenty of sleep each night.

  • Ask your doctor about the potential benefits of an anti-inflammatory medication.

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