Letters Sleep apnoea
Multidisciplinary community based approach neededBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2989 (Published 09 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2989
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- Sarah L Hartley, sleep physician1,
- Sylvie Royant-Parola, community based sleep physician2
- 1Hôpital Poincaré, 92380 Garches, France
- 275016 Paris, France
Gøtzsche and Berg describe the challenges faced by patients undergoing continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment for sleep apnoea.1 Patients have to accept not only that they have a chronic disease but that treatment is, in most cases, lifelong. They need considerable support in the early stages to overcome difficulties with the mask and machine. …
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