Nocturnal Asthma: Sleep and Dream Analysis

  • J. Montplaisir
  • J. Monday. J. Walsh
  • J. L. Malo


Asthma has marked diurnal variation. Patients commonly present with symptoms that arise largely during sleep and even when symptoms occur throughout the day, they are usually worse at night. Death from asthma also occurs preferentially during the night or in the early morning and in a study by Hetzel and Clark (12, 13) only 15 of 315 asthmatic nocturnal attacks occurred in the first 2 hours of the night, most of them occurring toward the end of the night when REM sleep is more abundant.


Control Asthmatic Pulmonary Emphysema Nocturnal Asthma Polygraphic Recording Dream Content 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Montplaisir
    • 1
  • J. Monday. J. Walsh
    • 1
  • J. L. Malo
    • 1
  1. 1.Hôspital du Sacré-CoeurMontrealCanada

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