sleep apnea

Pregnant with Asthma and Sleep Apnea
May 23, 2023

Pregnant Women With Asthma, Obstructive Sleep Apnea Have Increased Airways Resistance

Key takeaways: Pregnant women with asthma and obstructive sleep apnea had greater central airway resistance than those without asthma or OSA. These women are more susceptible to dyspnea and respiratory complications. Pregnant women who have both asthma and obstructive sleep apnea have increased central airways resistance, but not increased peripheral airways resistance, according to a…

Pregnant with Asthma and Sleep Apnea
COPD Sleep
June 22, 2022

Bad Sleep May Be Bad News for People With COPD

If you have COPD, new research suggests you might want to pay close attention to getting good sleep. Poor slumber significantly increased the risk of life-threatening flare-ups of breathing problems in people with incurable, progressive lung disease, investigators reported. “Among those who already have COPD, knowing how they sleep at night will tell me much more…

COPD Sleep
May 22, 2013

Asthma is a potential risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea

  Researchers at the University of Wisconsin have identified a potential new risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea: asthma.   Using data from the National Institutes of Health (Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)-funded Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study, which has been following approximately 1,500 people since 1988, researchers found that patients who had asthma were 1.70…