December 2001
Thorax;Dec2001 Supp, Vol. 56, piii45
Academic Journal
This article presents various studies related to the sleep. The literature suggests that forebrain influences upon breathing are minimal or absent in slow wave sleep and this should be a useful way of assessing respiratory control in patients with idiopathic hyperventilation. Bilateral diaphragm paralysis patients breathe using accessory respiratory muscles. In REM sleep, postural atonia occurs in these muscles, which may lead to respiratory disturbances in patients with BDP as a result of functional paralysis.


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