Medical Definition of Apneic

Reviewed on 11/18/2019

Apneic: a temporary cessation of breathing called apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition in which patients stop breathing for short periods during sleep. People who have sleep apnea are may not be aware they have it. They may wake up gasping for breath, and often those who share a bed with them notice snoring.

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Kingman, PS, MD, et al. Patient education: Sleep apnea in adults (The Basics). UpToDate. Updated: Oct 2019.
<https://www.uptodate.com/contents/sleep-apnea-in-adults-beyond-the-basics>