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What are the symptoms of hypopnea?

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Hypopnea can cut off your nighttime breathing by a third or more. That means less oxygen gets carried around your body. This can lead to symptoms that are similar to apnea. You may:

  • Feel unusually sleepy during the day
  • Snore loudly and awaken from sleep short of breath or with a headache
  • Lack energy
  • Have trouble remembering things or paying attention
  • Feel depressed or irritable

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Sleep Apnea.”

National Sleep Foundation: “Sleep Apnea.”

Sleep Science and Practice: “Hypopnea Definitions, Determinants and Dilemmas: A Focused Review.”

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: “Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome.”

Mayo Clinic: “Obstructive Sleep Apnea.”

Avicenna Journal of Medicine: “Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome: Etiology and Diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 19, 2020

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Sleep Apnea.”

National Sleep Foundation: “Sleep Apnea.”

Sleep Science and Practice: “Hypopnea Definitions, Determinants and Dilemmas: A Focused Review.”

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: “Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome.”

Mayo Clinic: “Obstructive Sleep Apnea.”

Avicenna Journal of Medicine: “Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome: Etiology and Diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 19, 2020

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