Breathing During Sleep

  • J. Neil Douglas
Conference paper


What I wish to speak about is breathing during sleep in normal subjects, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and I was particularly asked to talk a little bit about the combination of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with coexisting sleep apnea which I will finish with.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Sleep Apnea Daytime Sleepiness Pulmonary Arterial Pressure Ventilatory Response 
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  1. Further reading.
    Douglas N.J, Flenley D.C. State of the Art: Breating during sleep in patients with obstructive lung disease. Am Rev Respir Dis (1990) 141:1055–1070PubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Neil Douglas
    • 1
  1. 1.Respiratory Medicine UnitCity HospitalEdinburghUK

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