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apnea

[′ap·nē·ə]
(medicine)
A transient cessation of respiration.
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It is estimated that up to 4% of otherwise healthy men and 2% of women aged 30 to 60 have sleep apnoea and the rate is increasing.
People suffering from sleep apnoea are up to five times more likely than average to have a severe car crash.
Health reporter CATHERINE VONLEDEBUR discovers what sleep apnoea is all about.
LOUD snoring is one of the most common problems associated with sleep apnoea.
Apnoea is when the airway collapses and is blocked completely, cutting off the flow of air.
The frequency of apnoea or hypopnoea is used to assess the severity of this condition.
Moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnoea (defined as 15 or more apnoeas per hour) carries an excess risk of motor vehicle crashes, heart disease and death.
Sites and sizes of fat deposits around the pharynx in obese patients with obstructive sleep apnoea and weight matched controls.
The numbers were even higher among women with hypertension or who were obese - two risk factors for sleep apnoea, the Daily Mail reported.
The possibility of sleep apnoea only arose during a chance visit to a pulmonologist for a sore throat.
Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnoea in a sample of obese women: Effect of menopause.