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copd and sleep

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  • Posted By: Violet709
  • August 2, 2007
  • 03:26 PM

My husband has last stage empheysema with only 15 % of his lungs in working order...Since his trachotomy has been inserted his lifestyle has changed dramatically and can now do more than he has in years...I have noticed that he does not sleep well at nights,,,His doctor said this is normal and for his age ( 61) he can do with less sleep than normal...he sleeps for an hour at nights usually then he is up for 3 hours then sleeps for an hour ...bringing him to about 3 hours sleep per night..I say this is not healthy but yet his doctor says it is fine..He is active during the say( as active as one can be with COPD) and hardly ever naps..How much sleep does a 60 year old need to not be open to other serious health problems?..Thank you

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