after having a good nights sleep when i get out of bed in the morning i get so breathless when moving about i am on home oxygen 2ltr and suffer from COPD AFTER ABOUT AN HOUR I START TO GET A BIT BETTER has anyone else got this
why am i so breathless when i get up ... - British Lung Foun...
If you're like me sandymet then your breathing becomes very shallow when you sleep. When I wake it can take up to an hour before my lungs recover enough for me to breathe 'normally'. I have what's known as CO2 retention as well as the COPD and have to wear a mask each night connected to a BiPAP machine which extracts the CO2 (carbon dioxide - the bad stuff) from my lungs as well as forcing air into them to stop them collapsing).
It's not as bad as it sounds and I've become quite comfortable with it, but when I take the mask off in the morning, as I say, it takes a good while before I'm breathing properly for myself
I am more breathless in the evening - because I am due to take inhalers methinks. x
I think this is very common,even as an asthmatic child, evenings and mornings were always my worst time ,hence lost a lot of schooling.
Now have copd mornings/evenings still my worst period,have to take things very slowly first thing ,my wife still works and brings me a cup of tea most mornings ,sip that ,use my inhalers and take it easy ,getting out of bed and washed/dressed hardest part of my day.
I always hate mornings! I find it takes me ages to get moving and its hard work. But once I get over that I am ok. However, if I don't get moving at all I feel really tired all day.