Sleep-Related Disorders Associated with Atopic Dermatitis

Namita Jain, Oriana Sanchez, Hrayr Attarian*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is chronic inflammatory pruritic skin disorder, affecting both children and adults. Patients with atopic dermatitis often experience sleep disturbance, especially during flares of their skin disease. Sleep disturbances in atopic dermatitis range from difficulty falling asleep, shorter sleep duration, nighttime awakenings, and daytime sleepiness and fatigue. In addition, atopic dermatitis has also been associated with parasomnias and sleep-related breathing disorders. In children with atopic dermatitis, sleep disturbance may extend from the child to adult caregiver. The effects of sleep disruption in this setting are widespread including increased risk of mood disorders, impaired ability to perform activities of daily living, and decreased quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAllergy and Sleep
Subtitle of host publicationBasic Principles and Clinical Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783030147389
ISBN (Print)9783030147372
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep disorder
  • Sleep disruption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)


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