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A to Zzz of SLEEP DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS
APNOEA: Without Breath (also spelt Apnea in some countries). Therefore, Sleep Apnoea means pauses in breathing whilst sleeping.
APNOEA/HYPOPNOEA INDEX (AHI): The number of apnoea/hypopnoea incidents per hour.
APNOEA INDEX (AI): The number of apnoea events per hour.
AROUSAL: Going from sleep to wakefulness, or from a deeper to lighter stage of s…
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