Is sleep apnea related to COPD and/or asthma? What are some effective treatments for someone with sleep apnea and COPD - cpap, bipap, pillows?
No. Sleep apnea is not related to COPD or asthma. Sleep apnea and asthma sometimes share a common risk factor: obesity. Cpap/bipap therapy for sleep apnea can have the added benefit of providing additional support for people with advanced copd. CPAP is not indicated for the treatment of COPD in the home setting.