Patients with severe allergic rhinitis are more often affected by sleep disorders

Pillai, Anilkumar
February 2007
Thorax;Feb2007, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p130
Academic Journal
The article reports on the impact of allergic rhinitis on the quality of sleep and social life of human beings, based on a French study. There were 591 patients selected for the nationwide controlled cross sectional epidemiological study in which people with major nasal septum deviation were excluded. The study revealed that several patients used sedative drugs and alcohol due to sleep impairment. In addition, snoring and sleep apnoea were significantly higher in patients with allergic rhinitis.


Related Articles

  • Quality of life of epilepsy patients with obstructive sleep apnea in Malaysia. Hashim, Siti Norhajah; Abdullah, Baharuddin; Abdullah, Jafri Malin; Tharakan, John; Musa, Yusri // Biomedical Research (0970-938X);2013, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p230 

    Sleep disordered breathing is a condition when upper airway has been obstructed and sleep pattern is not in normal cycles. It comprises of snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome, central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The most commonly used treatment for OSA is Continuous...

  • Quality of life in patients at first time visit for sleep disorders of breathing at a sleep centre. Iacono Isidoro, Serena; Salvaggio, Adriana; Lo Bue, Anna; Romano, Salvatore; Marrone, Oreste; Insalaco, Giuseppe // Health & Quality of Life Outcomes;2013, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p1 

    Introduction: Sleep-disordered breathing adversely affects daytime alertness and cognition. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients have several typical symptoms including habitual snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, lack of concentration, memory impairment, and at times...

  • Measuring quality of life in patients with sleep apnoea: whose life is it anyway? Flemons, W. W. // Thorax;Jun2004, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p457 

    Patients suspected of suffering from sleep apnea present to primary care physicians with several typical symptoms including habitual snoring, waking feeling unrefreshed, daytime sleepiness, or fatigue. The disorder is increasingly being recognized in patients who are hypertensive, obese, or who...

  • The Sound and the Fury. Rafi, Natasha // Money;Aug2001, Vol. 30 Issue 8, p119 

    Reports on several treatments available to people who suffer from sleep apnea. Health risks of apnea, including heart disease, hypertension and stroke; Methods of stopping snoring; Medication for sleep apnea; Medical procedures which are available, including polysomnography, and radio frequency...

  • Oral Appliance Therapy for Snoring and Sleep Apnea: Preliminary Report on 86 Patients with an Anterior Mandibular Positioning Device, The Silencer. Wade, Phillip S. // Journal of Otolaryngology;Mar/Apr2003, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p110 

    There has been a great deal of interest recently in snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by both dental and medical professions, as well as the media. Oral appliance therapy has been recognized by many sleep disorder specialists as the primary treatment of choice for snoring and mild to...

  • CHAPTER 71: SLEEP DISORDERS. Miller, Richard K.; Washington, Kelli D. // Healthcare Business Market Research Handbook;2006, p383 

    Chapter 71 of the book "Healthcare Business Market Handbook" is presented. It focuses on the types of sleeping disorders including insomnia, snoring and sleep apnea as well health problems associated with it. Some treatments for sleep apnea and medications for insomnia are mentioned. The...

  • The impact of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome severity on physical performance and mental health. The use of SF-36 questionnaire in sleep apnea. KARKOULIAS, K.; LYKOURAS, D.; SAMPSONAS, F.; KARAIVAZOGLOU, K.; SARGIANOU, M.; DRAKATOS, P.; SPIROPOULOS, K.; ASSIMAKOPOULOS, K. // European Review for Medical & Pharmacological Sciences;Feb2013, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p531 

    OBJECTIVES: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common disorder defined by repeated episodes of airflow cessation (apneas)leading to arterial hypoxemia and sleep disruption. OSAS has been associated with increased morbidity, mortality and diminished quality of life so far. This...

  • snoring. Peters, Michael // BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p701 

    An encyclopedia entry for "snoring" is presented. It refers to noisy sound produced by obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping. Snoring is attributed to various respiratory conditions such as cold, allergic rhinitis, and enlarged adenoids. Snoring is related to sleep apnea and...

  • Methadone.  // Reactions Weekly;12/8/2007, Issue 1181, p24 

    The article describes the case of a 50-year-old man who developed central sleep apnoea while taking methadone. The patient experienced worsening snoring. Polysomnograph revealed three obstructive and 36 central apnoeas. His central sleep apnoea progressed after taking concomitant methadone and...


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics