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…
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SLEEP APNOEA MYTHS EXPOSED!!
I WAS TOLD I WON’T BE ABLE TO DRIVE IF I HAVE SLEEP APNOEA
Not True! Once your treatment is proving to be successful your sleep clinician can fill in a form to be sent to the DVLA, who should give you permission to drive.
SLEEP APNOEA ONLY AFFECTS OBESE PEOPLE
Not True! Yes, of course obese people are affected, just like obesity can cause other…Continue