Using a CPAP machine and mask reduces apnea and hypopnea episodes by enabling unobstructed breathing.
Hypopnea is normally associated with sleep apnea but daytime hypopnea can result from a number of neuro-muscular diseases and other health conditions.
Daytime hypopnea can cause serious medical conditions, many of which may be life threatening.
Hypopnea is abnormally shallow and/or slow breathing which causes a person to take in too little oxygen.
An oxygen saturation test on a person with hypopnea indicates that insufficient oxygen is reaching the person's tissues.