Patients with more sleep problems had more exacerbations, reports MedPage Today.

“Poor sleep was associated with greater future risk of exacerbations, worsened symptoms, and more hospitalizations,” Kaminska told told MedPage Today.

“We ask patients with asthma about sleep symptoms all the time, because we know that poor sleep is a marker for poor asthma control,” she said. “COPD hasn’t really been on many people’s radar, but we should probably be asking patients with COPD about sleep too.”