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4 Your Health: Another bad result from not sleeping

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As if not sleeping well weren't enough of a nightmare, a new study reveals insomnia may increase the risk of asthma.

Researchers in Norway, tracked the sleeping habits of nearly 18,000 adults for over a decade. People with chronic insomnia were three times more likely to develop asthma than those without sleep problems. In fact, sleeping poorly just a few nights a week increased the risk of asthma by 94 percent.

Also, older patients who see the same primary care doctor over time, are less likely to be hospitalized.

A new study looked at hospital admissions in England, for preventable conditions like asthma, diabetes and pneumonia. Seniors who went to the same doctor had 12 percent fewer admissions to hospitals than those with the least consistent care.

And young children of divorce benefit from spending time with each parent, including overnights.

Researchers at Arizona State University found spending nights with dad as a baby and toddler did not harm the mother-child relationship. In fact, kids who had overnights with their fathers at a young age had better relationships with both parents, than those who only stayed with their mothers.

Grown children who had the best relationships with both parents were those who had an equal number of overnights at each parent's home as a baby or toddler.

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