Sleep and neuromuscular and spinal cord disorders
Patients who have neuromuscular disorders are at high risk for development of sleep-related respiratory disorders and respiratory failure. Patients with weakness or paresis of the diaphragm have the highest risk of respiratory compromise during REM sleep. Fortunately, most patients will respond favorably to application of positive airway pressure, but the diagnosis of respiratory compromise during sleep needs to be ascertained.
May. 15, 2021