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also ap·noe·a  (ăp′nē-ə, ăp-nē′ə)
Temporary absence or voluntary cessation of breathing.

[New Latin apnoea, from Greek apnoia : a-, without; see a-1 + pnoiā, -pnoia, breathing (from pnein, to breathe; see pneu- in Indo-European roots).]

ap·ne′ic adj. & n.


(æpˈnɪə) or


(Pathology) a temporary inability to breathe
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek apnoia, from a-1 + pnein to breathe]

apnea, apnoea

a temporary interruption in breathing. — apneal, apneic, apnoeal, apnoeic, adj.
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Obstructive sleep apnoea is caused by the throat narrowing too much during sleep, preventing someone from breathing.
Both are symptoms of a severe sleeping disorder called sleep apnoea - which has risen at an alarming rate in the past seven years.
In sleep apnoea, the upper airway (pharynx) collapses repeatedly, at irregular intervals, during sleep.
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Obese men with obstructive sleep apnoea can reduce their problem by losing weight, a new study suggests.
According to the British Thoracic Society (BTS), the watchdog will recommend continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) as a treatment option for adults with moderate or severe sleep apnoea.
Health effects of obstructive sleep apnoea and the effectiveness of continuous positive airways pressure: A systematic review of the research evidence.
2015), ResMed - a world leader in the development of innovative technologies to treat sleep-related disorders - has announced the European launch of the AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her , the first range of treatments designed to provide an integrated sleep solution specifically for women living with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).
Reversal of obstructive sleep apnoea by continuous positive airway pressure applied through the nares".
London, September 9 ( ANI ): Scientists in Sweden monitored the sleep patterns of adult women overnight and found that half of them experienced at least five episodes an hour when they stopped breathing for longer than 10 seconds - the minimum definition of sleep apnoea.
Sleep apnoea increases your risk of daytime sleepiness, stroke, memory loss and uncontrolled diabetes