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Central sleep apnea

Central sleep apnea: Introduction

Central sleep apnea: Central sleep apnea is when the person repeatedly stops breathing during sleep because the brain temporarily stops sending signals to the muscles that control breathing. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Central sleep apnea is available below.

Symptoms of Central sleep apnea

Treatments for Central sleep apnea

  • Oxygen, nasal CPAP, or bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) may be used for some types of central sleep apnea
  • Some types of central sleep apnea are treated with drugs that stimulate breathing
  • Patients should avoid the use of any sedative medications
  • Observation if the patient is asymptomatic - 20% of patients resolve spontaneously
  • Treatment of reversible causes - optimisation of medical treatment for heart failure, nocturnal dialysis in renal failure, heart transplant
  • more treatments...»

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Central sleep apnea: Complications

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Causes of Central sleep apnea

  • Bulbar poliomyelitis
  • Complications of cervical spine surgery
  • Encephalitis affecting the brainstem
  • Neurodegenerative illnesses such as Parkinson's disease
  • Radiation of the cervical spine
  • more causes...»

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Central sleep apnea: Undiagnosed Conditions

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