What every sleep technologist should know about the physiology of sleep in one learning module
Sleep has a large impact on the respiratory system, and vice versa. Ventilation (entry and exit of air into the lungs) and respiration (transportation of oxygen into circulation in the lungs, and of carbon dioxide in the opposite direction) both change while a person sleeps.
Learn more about how sleep affects our respiratory system by viewing this comprehensive lecture by David Glowark, RRT, senior clinical sales trainer at PHILIPS Respironics.
In this module, Mr. Glowark discusses the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system. He provides a simple yet comprehensive review of the upper airway, lungs and breathing during sleep.
This provides a basis for understanding the tests that are used to evaluate lung function as well as the pathophysiology of sleep apnea.