apnea apnea  /ˈæp ni ə/


  • (n) transient cessation of respiration


  1. Two-thirds of chronic snorers develop a serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea.
  2. I am very overweight, stressed, have high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, and sleep apnea.
  3. Moreover, many apnea-prone babies die from a first attack, before parents are aware of the need for medical help.


  1. David Gergen and Pro Player Health Alliance Assemble the Ultimate Team for Fighting Sleep Apnea

    David Gergen has partnered with NFL and NBA legends along with the top doctors in North America and Nichole Woods to battle sleep apnea. (PRWeb June 21, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10857465.htm
    on June 21, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. VA looks to tighten sleep apnea rating schedule

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is studying changes to disability ratings for obstructive sleep apnea, particularly the 50-percent rating being awarded when VA physicians prescribe use of a CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure machine, for sleep-deprived veterans.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

  3. Do Sleep Apnea Patients Need Special Care After Surgery?

    People with sleep apnea may be at increased risk for complications if they have surgery, but little is known about how to reduce this risk, experts say.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News


  1. "My patient friend, who endured the horrors of my sleep apnea for 10 years as my roommate," Smith said.
    on Aug 8, 2009 By: Bruce Smith Source: Corning Leader

  2. "A long list of things. I have narcolepsy. I have sleep apnea. I have a heart condition," Schrenko said, also listing problems with her back, circulatory system and pulmonary system.
    on May 10, 2006 By: Linda Schrenko Source: Online Athens

Word of the Day
tacit tacit
/ˈtæ sɪt /