Assessment and Management of Sleep Disturbances in Atopic Dermatitis: A Review
Dermatitis : contact, atopic, occupational, drug
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic burdensome inflammatory skin disease with well-established cutaneous and systemic comorbidities and disease burden. AD particularly has profound impacts on sleep in individuals of all ages. Sleep disturbances (SDs) affect 6.2% of school-age children and 33-87.1% of adults with AD. This narrative review addresses the burden of SD in AD patients, as well as biological mechanisms of SD in AD, including biological clocks influencing sleep, inflammation, and behavior. Approaches for early detection, diagnosis, objective quantification, patient education, and management are reviewed. It is imperative to break the itch-scratch cycle to reduce SDs and improve quality of life in individuals with AD.
Samynathan, Archana; Fishbein, Anna B.; Abbott, Sabra M.; Booster, Genery D.; Zee, Phyllis C.; Sheldon, Stephen H.; Yosipovitch, Gil; and Silverberg, Jonathan I., "Assessment and Management of Sleep Disturbances in Atopic Dermatitis: A Review" (2023). GW Authored Works. Paper 3342.