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Sleep related terms

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  • Imidazopyridines

  • New class of compounds inducing sleepiness. (Zolpidem, trade name Ambien, is in this class).

  • Inappropriate Sleep Episodes

  • Unplanned sleep periods often occuring in an unsafe situation (i.e., while driving). These episodes are always due to sleep deprivation.

  • Insomnia

  • Complaint describing difficulty in sleeping

  • Inspiratory Phase

  • Part of the breathing cycle in which air is inhaled.

  • Invasive

  • Referring to a medical procedure in which a bodily orifice or the skin must be penetrated for the purpose of collecting data, or for diagnosing or treating a disorder

  • IPAP

  • Inspiratory Positive Airway Pressure. Physician prescribed pressure for the inspiratory phase on a Bi-level CPAP device, used in the treatment of OSA.

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