Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide

Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders

Jean Gauvin, Ph.D., M.D., David Neubauer, M.D.
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DEFINITION

  • 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)[1].

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Last updated: October 16, 2014