Wake up: asthma symptoms at night might be obstructive sleep apnoea

Nocturnal asthma-like symptoms (NAS) such as tightness in the chest and shortness of breath are often perceived as asthma but could in fact be obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). A study of almost 800 middle-aged participants in the Tasmanian Longitudinal Cohort Study, ascertained OSA risk via the STOP-Bang questionnaire and assessed lung function in the lab. ...

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