Time change! How does this affect your asthma?

So we are coming up on the great "spring forward" time of the year for those of us here in the US. Time change will take place officially at 2 AM on Saturday, March 11, and we will all lose an hour.

I don't know about you, but my sleep seems definitely related to my asthma. If I don't sleep well, then my lungs feel twitchy, and if my lungs feel twitchy, I don't sleep well. 

How does the time change affect you? What do you do to compensate?


Comments 8

  • Jeana

    Lack of sleep doesn’t help on top of the pollen. My asthma has been acting up enough to use my nebulizzer. So Ias much as I love the warmer weather my asthma does not 

  • K8sMom2002

    I hear you, Jeana! It's kind of like the chicken and the egg deal — which makes which worse?

  • Pljohns

    Sleep definitely hits my asthma so how did I sort of compensate for that hour-slept all day yesterday.  I don't  know if it was the hour I was missing or the fact I cleaned the entire house Saturday and was worn out-either way, yesterday was a loss for getting anything done.

  • Jeana

    My asthma has really been kicking up the last couple of days. Had to use the nebulizzer every four hours yesterday. It was warmer yesterday. Not sure what is the starter to make it worse. And wanted to sleep  a lot longer with time change. 

  • K8sMom2002

    Hugs, Jeana … have you had a chance to put a call into your doctor's office, just to check to see if there are any tweaks they may want to make?

    I hope the extra sleep is helping!

  • Jeana

    Thanks Cynthia, I haven’t. It’s better today so just did my inhaler. So far it’s okay. But if it gets worse again I will.

  • K8sMom2002

    Glad it's better! Do you think the weather settled down? Anything different that you can put your finger on?

  • Jeana

    You know I wish I could. But our weather is exactly the same today. So really not sure on the what’s triggering it. Wish I could. Darn it!