Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Definition of Sleep-Disordered Breathing:

A condition characterized by repeated episodes of hypopnea (underbreathing) and apnea (not breathing) during sleep.  A significant proportion of adults are thought to experience sleep-disordered breathing, which includes snoring, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS).

Also: SDB

Topics Related to Sleep-Disordered Breathing

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...the condition
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

...relationship to Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
“...OSA and other forms of Sleep-Disordered Breathing can cause temporary elevations in blood pressure as well as lowered blood-oxygen levels; it may also cause elevated blood pressure during daytime and, eventually, sustained...”
...relationship to Cancer, General
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