Non-respiratory complaints are main reasons for disturbed sleep post lung transplant.

Title

Non-respiratory complaints are main reasons for disturbed sleep post lung transplant.

Creator

Sawhney Vishal; Seethamraju Harish; Bourguet Claire; Hirshkowitz Max; Bandi Venketa; Sharafkhaneh Amir

Publisher

Sleep medicine

Date

2019
2019-11-27

Description

BACKGROUND: Poor sleep is prevalent in lung transplant recipients and affects quality of life negatively. To improve quality of sleep, it's important to identify the causes of poor sleep. We conducted a survey to identify the reasons for poor sleep quality in the recipients. METHODS: We surveyed lung transplant recipients (2003-2010) at Baylor College of Medicine/The Methodist Hospital lung transplant center. We used a compilation of questionnaires, including the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Berlin Questionnaire, Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) and Short Form 36 (SF36). Descriptive analysis was performed on the responses. RESULTS: Of the 167 participants, 54 responded (32.3%) with mean age 60.6 years (SD 9.8), 48% male, and a mean post-transplant body mass index (BMI) of 27 (SD 4.7). The responders reported a long mean sleep latency of 33.2 min (SD 32.5), poor sleep quality (74% with PSQI score > 5), excessive daytime sleepiness (ESS > 9 in 29%), poor physical QOL with SF36 mean score of 41.3 (SD 9.4), and high risk for OSA (48.2%). About 30% and 72% reported sleep initiation and maintenance insomnia, respectively. The poor sleep quality was due to "getup to go to bathroom" (85%), "cough or snore loudly" (33%), "have pain" (27.8%), and "feel too cold" (27.8%). Furthermore, 5% reported "Can't breathe comfortably" as reason for poor sleep. CONCLUSIONS: The recipients reported poor sleep and quality of life. The non-respiratory complaints were important factors for poor sleep. Attention to these factors may help to outline better management strategies to improve sleep in lung transplant recipients.

Subject

Insomnia; Poor sleep; Sleep apnea

Rights

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Format

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Pages

106-110

Volume

70

ISSN

1878-5506 1389-9457

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

Department of Family & Community Medicine

Update Year & Number

June 2020 Update I

Citation

Sawhney Vishal; Seethamraju Harish; Bourguet Claire; Hirshkowitz Max; Bandi Venketa; Sharafkhaneh Amir, “Non-respiratory complaints are main reasons for disturbed sleep post lung transplant.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed August 2, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11014.

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