COPD Accompanied by Sleep Disorders
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a debilitating lung condition that makes breathing difficult for millions of Americans. Research done by the Stanford Sleep Epidemiology Research Center in Palo Alto, California found that almost 50% of patients with COPD suffered from insomnia as well, double the rate of insomniac individuals who don’t have COPD.
Although no prior research was ever done on the correlation between sleep disorders and COPD, it was surmised that sleep issues were highly common in the COPD patient.
The findings concluded “that comorbidity associated with insomnia symptoms accompanying COPD increased healthcare utilization and had a detrimental impact on quality of life among sufferers.”