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Introduction to Sleep Apnea

By Kingman P. Strohl, MD, University Hospitals Case Medical Center;Case Western Reserve University

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Sleep-disordered breathing describes breathing disorders that occur during sleep. These disorders affect mainly adults. They include

Obstructive sleep apnea may affect children.

Less severe forms of sleep-disordered breathing include snoring without apnea and upper airway resistance syndrome.

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