Other Names: Waking at night short of breath
Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
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.
Problem Type: G: Very specific problems
Date of last update 22.01.2001 – 00:00 CET