Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 780.57
Unspecified sleep apnea
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Sleep apnea NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 780.57 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 780.57 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Mixed sleep apnea
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sleep apnea disorder
  • Sleep disorder, sleep apnea
  • Upper airway resistance syndrome
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by cessation of breathing for short periods during sleep.
  • A sleep disorder that is marked by pauses in breathing of 10 seconds or more during sleep, and causes unrestful sleep. Symptoms include loud or abnormal snoring, daytime sleepiness, irritability, and depression.
  • Cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more during sleep and consequent oxygen desaturation.
  • Cessation of breathing for short periods during sleep. It is classified as obstructive, central, or mixed obstructive-central. It can occur at any age but it is more frequent in people over forty. Risk factors include male sex and obesity.
  • Disorders characterized by multiple cessations of respirations during sleep that induce partial arousals and interfere with the maintenance of sleep. Sleep apnea syndromes are divided into central (see sleep apnea, central), obstructive (see sleep apnea, obstructive), and mixed central-obstructive types.
  • Sleep apnea is a common disorder that can be serious. In sleep apnea, your breathing stops or gets very shallow. Each pause in breathing typically lasts 10 to 20 seconds or more. These pauses can occur 20 to 30 times or more an hour. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. That means you are unable to get enough air through your mouth and nose into your lungs. When that happens, the amount of oxygen in your blood may drop. Normal breaths resume with a snort or choking sound. People with sleep apnea often snore loudly. However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. When your sleep is interrupted throughout the night, you can be drowsy during the day. People with sleep apnea are at higher risk for car crashes, work-related accidents and other medical problems. If you have it, it is important to get treatment.
  • Temporary absence of breathing or prolonged respiratory failure occurring during sleep.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 780.57 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G47.30 Sleep apnea, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 780.57:
  • Apnea, apneic (spells) 786.03
    • sleep 780.57
      • with
        • hypersomnia, unspecified 780.53
        • hyposomnia, unspecified 780.51
        • insomnia, unspecified 780.51
        • sleep disturbance 780.57
      • central, in conditions classified elsewhere 327.27
      • obstructive (adult) (pediatric) 327.23
      • organic 327.20
      • primary central 327.21
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