Sumary of Nocturnal Asthma: Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors In Children And Treatment:
- It causes wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing.
- During an asthma attack, your airway muscles constrict, and mucous membranes produce excess mucus, blocking your breathing.
- As studies point out, asthma symptoms tend to get worse by night and can disrupt sleep .
- When asthma worsens at night, it is clinically termed nocturnal asthma and causes wheezing, difficulty breathing etc.
- Nocturnal or night-time asthma is a severe form of a chronic condition and can disrupt the sleep and overall living quality of an individual.
- However, a recent study pointed out that the disruptions in the circadian rhythm are responsible for worsening the condition at night .
- Here are the symptoms that get worse by night : Tightness in the chest Shortness of breath Severe coughing Continuous wheezing Risk Factors For Nocturnal Asthma People who already have asthma are the ones who are at the risk of developing nocturnal asthma than people without asthma.
- The risk factors include the following : Obesity Smoking habit Age (young) Allergic rhinitis  Certain mental health conditions  Gastrointestinal issues Living environment, such as an urban environment Treatment For Nocturnal Asthma Similar to normal asthma, there is no specific treatment for nocturnal asthma.