Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Abnormally slow, shallow breathing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a disorder which involves episodes of overly shallow breathing or an abnormally low respiratory rate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. slow or shallow breathing

Etymologies

hypo- + Greek pnoiā, -pnoia, breath; breathing (from pnein, to breathe]).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
hypo- + -pnea (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Although there was no difference in the mean obstructive apnea/hypopnea index values between the two groups, obese children had significantly shorter sleep latency times (time taken to fall asleep) than the nonobese kids (12 vs. 18 mins).

    Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes » Blog Archive » Is Sleep Apnea a Significant Problem in Sleepy Kids?

  • The study included 264 participants (average age 61, average BMI 37) with an apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) of 23.2 events per hour were randomly assigned to either a behavioral weight loss program or 3 group sessions on diabetes support and education.

    Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes » Blog Archive » Sleeping Giants in Berlin

  • As part of the Sleep Heart Health Study, researchers assessed the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) of more than 6,400 men and women between 40 to 70 years old based on home monitoring of night-time breathing, sleep patterns, and blood oxygen levels.

    Sleep apnea increases risk of death for men

  • As part of the Sleep Heart Health Study, researchers assessed the apnea-hypopnea index AHI of more than 6,400 men and women between 40 to 70 years old based on home monitoring of night-time breathing, sleep patterns, and blood oxygen levels.

    Sleep apnea increases risk of death for men

  • If CPAP resolves Yasso's hypopnea, as Krieger expects, the next step will be tackling the movement disorder.

    The Quest for Rest

  • Krieger gave her a diagnosis: she was suffering from recurrent episodes of hypopnea, which means her air flow decreases while she sleeps.

    The Quest for Rest

  • There is irrefutable evidence that insomnia can be the result of sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome, or SAHS.

    MAIL CALL

  • But if the obstruction is not complete—and there is continuous snoring during the period of decreased breathing or hypopnea—alternating periods of louder and softer snoring result.

    Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems

  • Cephalon already sells Provigil, a medication to treat excessive sleepiness caused by certain sleep disorders, including narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome and shift-work sleep disorder.

    Cephalon's Short Squeeze Setup

  • Cephalon received FDA approval for Nuvigil in June 2007 for the treatment of excessive sleepiness associated with obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS), narcolepsy and shift work sleep disorder (SWSD).

    Positive Phase IV Data on Nuvigil - Yahoo! Finance

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