Problem

Orthopnoea

Other Names:
Waking at night short of breath
Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
PND
Difficulty breathing lying down
Nature:
Orthopnoea (also orthopnea) is an abnormal condition in which a person must keep the head elevated (sit or stand) to breathe deeply or comfortably.
Broader Problems:
Dyspnoea
Related Problems:
Sleep apnoea
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
22.01.2001 – 00:00 CET