What are breathing-related sleep disorders?

Updated: Oct 09, 2018
  • Author: Sufen Chiu, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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The International Classification of Sleep Disorders, 2nd Edition (ICSD-2) identifies 11 types of sleep-related breathing disorders. However, DSM-5 only recognizes 3: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea, Central Sleep Apnea, and Sleep-Related Hypoventilation. This simplification is to facilitate the recognition of these sleep problems and referral for further evaluation.


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