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Just found out that I have COPD – 57yr old female. I’m having a real hard time sleeping and would love to know what some of you may have done. I will be doing a sleep study done on Aug 3. Hopefully this will clear up my sleeping problem.

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  • Janet Plank moderator
    3 months ago

    Thinking of you MaryClarke, how did your sleep study go?

  • Lyn Harper, RRT moderator
    5 months ago

    Hi MaryClarke – I’m sorry to hear you’re having problems sleeping, but as Leon said, it can be associated with COPD. Hopefully you’ll get some help once you’ve had the sleep study and can go from there. The article Leon provided was very good, so I hope you found it helpful.
    Let us know how the sleep study goes.
    Warm Regards,
    Lyn (site moderator)

  • Janet Plank moderator
    5 months ago

    Hello MaryClarke and welcome.
    That sleep study will help so much, as you will find out if you have health issues and what can be done to treat them. Leon shared a good link about sleep issues.
    Have you discussed not sleeping with your doctor, which is the reason for your sleep study. You might call his office and talk to the nurse, maybe they can recommend something.

    Here is a link to another of our sites, about sleeping.

    I hope you get that much needed sleep soon. Always know that we are here for you. Talking and sharing about what you are going through may help.

    Best wishes,
    Janet (site moderator)

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    5 months ago

    Hi MaryClarke, and thanks for your post. As you may now realize, COPD can be associated with sleep issues as well. I thought this article might provide you with some additional insight for your concern: I do hope you find it to be helpful.
    Please do check back after your sleep study (on August 3) and let us know how it all worked out.
    Good luck!
    Leon (site moderator)

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