Abnormally slow or shallow breathing.
- Sleep-disordered breathing is characterized by frequent pauses in breathing during sleep, apneas, and hypopneas.
- The severity of the condition is measured by the number of apneas (cessations of airflow) or hypopneas (reductions in airflow) that cause sleep arousal.
- Analysis of nocturnal respiration included detection of apneas, hypopneas (central and obstructive), and periods of desaturation.
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