BREATHING-RELATED SLEEP DISORDER

in DSM-IV-TR, refers to a primary sleep disorder in which sleep is frequently interrupted due to difficulty in breathing (e.g. sleep apnea). As a result of sleep disruption, the person experiences either extreme sleepiness or insomnia. See dyssomnia.

BREATHING-RELATED SLEEP DISORDER: "Any breathing-related sleep disorder clearly deprives you of much-needed rest and sleep."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BREATHING-RELATED SLEEP DISORDER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/breathing-related-sleep-disorder/ (accessed November 20, 2019).
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