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Sleep Apnoea

Sleep Apnoea

The term sleep disordered breathing refers to a range of conditions that result in abnormal breathing during sleep. The most common is sleep apnoea. Apnoea means a temporary pause in breathing. Although there are other types of apnoea, the term ‘sleep apnoea’ usually referes to obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) in which the individual is briefly unable to breathe due to temporary obstruction of the airways in the throat.

For further information about sleep disordered breathing, visit the ELF Website.