Did you know that about 60% of people with both COPD and obstructive sleep apnea (known as “Overlap Syndrome”) are not using their continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask as prescribed? This is dangerous because it creates an increased risk for flare-ups and hospitalizations.
The COPD Foundation and American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) want to know if an interactive online classroom will help people living with Overlap Syndrome use their sleep masks properly.
The COPD Foundation has been partnering with the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) to conduct the O2verlap study, which analyzes the sleep patterns of people with both COPD and obstructive sleep apnea. The Thursday, November 21, 2019 webinar, provides an overview of where the study is and lessons learned throughout the process.