PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What is nighttime asthma?

ANSWER

Nighttime asthma, also called nocturnal asthma, is a common type of the disease. If you have asthma, the chances of having symptoms are much higher during sleep because asthma is powerfully influenced by the sleep-wake cycle (circadian rhythms). Your asthma symptoms of wheezing, cough, and trouble breathing are common and dangerous, particularly at nighttime.

From: Types of Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Smolley, L. , Dell, 1999. Bruce, D. , Ballantine, 2007. Schachter, N. Broadway Books, 2003. American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Distinguishing Between Asthma and Heart Disease," "Vocal Cord Dysfunction in Children."   American Lung Association: "Facts About Hay Fever."




Breathe Right NowThe Sinus CureLife and Breath,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 14, 2018

SOURCES: Smolley, L. , Dell, 1999. Bruce, D. , Ballantine, 2007. Schachter, N. Broadway Books, 2003. American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Distinguishing Between Asthma and Heart Disease," "Vocal Cord Dysfunction in Children."   American Lung Association: "Facts About Hay Fever."




Breathe Right NowThe Sinus CureLife and Breath,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 14, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

What health conditions may mimic asthma?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: