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Apnea caused by upper airway obstruction during sleep, associated with frequent awakening and often with daytime sleepiness.
a brief suspension of breathing occurring repeatedly during sleep.
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|Noun||1.||sleep apnea - apnea that occurs during sleep|
sleep disorder - a disturbance of the normal sleep pattern
cot death, crib death, infant death, SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome - sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep
apnea - transient cessation of respiration