Sleep and respiratory disorders

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A number of sleep-related breathing and respiratory disorders impact our ability to achieve a good night's sleep. Unfortunately, these disorders are becoming increasingly common-a phenomenon that has been linked to the rising obesity rates in society. In this chapter we aim to provide an overview of how some of the most common disorders (particularly obstructive sleep apnoea) contribute to poor sleep, review how these disorders/diseases impact both the individual and society, and discuss some of the key challenges and hurdles that we, as a society, will need to overcome if we are to maximize sleep quality in the community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSleep, Health, and Society
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Aetiology to Public Health
EditorsFrancesco P. Cappuccio, Michelle A. Miller, Steven W. Lockley, Shantha M. W. Rajaratnam
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780198778240
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2018


  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Obesity
  • Obesity hypoventilation syndrom
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Overlap syndrome asthma

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