Sleep in chronic respiratory disease: COPD and hypoventilation disorders

  title={Sleep in chronic respiratory disease: COPD and hypoventilation disorders},
  author={W. McNicholas and Daniel Hansson and S. Schiza and L. Grote},
  journal={European Respiratory Review},
  • W. McNicholas, Daniel Hansson, +1 author L. Grote
  • Published 2019
  • Medicine
  • European Respiratory Review
  • COPD and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are highly prevalent and different clinical COPD phenotypes that influence the likelihood of comorbid OSA. The increased lung volumes and low body mass index (BMI) associated with the predominant emphysema phenotype protects against OSA whereas the peripheral oedema and higher BMI often associated with the predominant chronic bronchitis phenotype promote OSA. The diagnosis of OSA in COPD patients requires clinical awareness and screening questionnaires… CONTINUE READING
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