Coughing at night
I was diagnosed with COPD about 10 years ago - smoked for 40 years - quit at that time. I have had several bouts of chronic bronchitis and pneumonia 4 times. Most recent pneumonia March 2010 and seem to not be recovering as quickly as I had hoped. I had it pretty much under control with meds and O2at night when needed before the last pneumonia.
My question is why in the evening 5:30 - 6:00 do I have to resort to O2 and coughing stops when I go to bed. When I arise I start all over again with coughing and shortness of breath.