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How can end-stage heart failure cause sleep problems?

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Heart failure can make it hard to breathe or catch your breath when you lie in bed. You may have trouble nodding off to sleep, or you might wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air. Try sleeping while propped up on two or more pillows instead of lying flat. Advanced heart failure makes it even more likely you’ll have trouble breathing when you’re at rest. That means your bedtime problems will probably get worsen as well.

From: Signs of End-Stage Heart Failure WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: “Warning Signs of Heart Failure,” “What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure?” “What Is Heart Failure?”

American Heart Association: “Advanced Heart Failure.”

Heart Failure Society of America: “Common Symptoms of Heart Failure.”

Emory Healthcare: “Emory Advanced Heart Failure Therapy Center helps you understand heart failure.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Nocturia.”

Circulation : “A Patient’s Guide to Living Confidently With Chronic Heart Failure.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: “Warning Signs of Heart Failure,” “What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure?” “What Is Heart Failure?”

American Heart Association: “Advanced Heart Failure.”

Heart Failure Society of America: “Common Symptoms of Heart Failure.”

Emory Healthcare: “Emory Advanced Heart Failure Therapy Center helps you understand heart failure.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Nocturia.”

Circulation : “A Patient’s Guide to Living Confidently With Chronic Heart Failure.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

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