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n.

Apnea caused by upper airway obstruction during sleep, associated with frequent awakening and often with daytime sleepiness.

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Scientific definitions for sleep apnea

sleep apnea

Apnea caused by upper airway obstruction during sleep, associated with frequent awakening and often with daytime sleepiness. It occurs most often in people who are obese or who have an obstructed respiratory tract or neurological abnormalities.
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