[Relevance of sleep for patients with lung diseases].

Abstract

Sleep is characterized by a profound change of load and capacity of the respiratory system. Load increases due to a rise in upper and lower airway resistance. Capacity decreases due to reduced chemosensitivity, a decrease in muscle activity and minute ventilation. Whereas these changes do not lead to relevant blood gas changes and do not disturb sleep in… (More)

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@article{Becker2004RelevanceOS, title={[Relevance of sleep for patients with lung diseases].}, author={Heinrich Friedrich Becker}, journal={Der Internist}, year={2004}, volume={45 9}, pages={1026-34} }