Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
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- The breathing-related sleep disorders comprise breathing anomalies characterized by:
- Chronic or habitual snoring and upper airway resistance
- Hypoventilation, often in the context of a medical condition
- Breathing-related sleep disorders fall into a number of separate diagnoses (obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea, central sleep apnea, sleep-related hypoventilation) and are classified under the Sleep-Wake Disorders section of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5).