Sleep and asthma (adult)

1) Sleep and asthma symptoms

Man sitting up in bed coughing

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Asthma symptoms you might notice at night include:

  • Cough.
  • Wheeze.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Difficulty getting to sleep.
  • Poor quality , un-refreshing , fragmented sleep.
  • Wakening earlier.

All of these cause you to have a bad night and can be very frightening, and results in an increase in day time sleepiness.¬†This can be called ‘nocturnal asthma’.