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Sleep Board Review Questions: Sleep Disordered Breathing That Improves in REM

Rohit Budhiraja, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

University of Arizona


Which of the following breathing disorders is usually less severe in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep compared to non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep?

  1. Sleep-related hypoxemia in COPD
  2. Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  3. Cheyne Stokes Breathing
  4. Hypoxemia in Pulmonary Hypertension

Reference as: Budhiraja R. Sleep board review questions: sleep disordered breathing that improves in REM. Southwest J Pulm Crit Care;2012:106-7. (Click here for a PDF version)

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