A blanket term used to describe breathing problems connected with sleep, sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) brings about problems of daytime sleepiness and fatigue in the person affected by this condition. When this happens, the condition affects the person's day to day functioning. The disorder covers sleep disorders like upper airway resistance syndrome, snoring, and obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea. In actuality, SDB being a spectrum of diseases, sees an individual suffering all the different types, from the first manifestation to the last.
HOW IS SLEEP-DISORDERED BREATHING DIAGNOSED?
Sleep apnea refers to the total interruption of airflow for about 10 seconds.