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Sleep Apnea, Central

Introduction: Sleep Apnea, Central

Description of Sleep Apnea, Central

Sleep Apnea, Central (medical condition): A rare condition characterized by a reduced breathing...more »

See also:

Idiopathic alveolar hypoventilation syndrome:
  »Introduction: Idiopathic alveolar hypoventilation syndrome
  »Symptoms of Idiopathic alveolar hypoventilation syndrome
  »Treatments for Idiopathic alveolar hypoventilation syndrome

Sleep Apnea, Central: A condition associated with multiple episodes of sleep apnea which are distinguished from obstructive sleep apnea (SLEEP APNEA, OBSTRUCTIVE) by the complete cessation of efforts to breathe. This disorder is associated with dysfunction of central nervous system centers that regulate respiration. This condition may be idiopathic (primary) or associated with lower brain stem lesions; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (LUNG DISEASES, OBSTRUCTIVE); HEART FAILURE, CONGESTIVE; medication effect; and other conditions. Sleep maintenance is impaired, resulting in daytime hypersomnolence. Primary central sleep apnea is frequently associated with obstructive sleep apnea. When both forms are present the condition is referred to as mixed sleep apnea (see SLEEP APNEA SYNDROMES). (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p395; Neurol Clin 1996;14(3):611-28).
Source: MeSH 2007

Sleep Apnea, Central: Related Topics

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Sleep Apnea, Central as a Disease

Sleep Apnea, Central: Another name for Idiopathic alveolar hypoventilation syndrome (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Idiopathic alveolar hypoventilation syndrome
  »Symptoms of Idiopathic alveolar hypoventilation syndrome
  »Treatments for Idiopathic alveolar hypoventilation syndrome

Sleep Apnea, Central: Related Diseases

Sleep Apnea, Central: Sleep Apnea, Central is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea, Central (Idiopathic alveolar hypoventilation syndrome)

Some of the symptoms of Sleep Apnea, Central incude:

  • Apnea
  • Increased sensitivity to sedatives - exacerbation of breathing problems
  • Increased sensitivity to narcotics - exacerbation of breathing problems
  • Symptoms are usually worse at night
  • Daytime sleepiness

Treatments for Sleep Apnea, Central (Idiopathic alveolar hypoventilation syndrome)

Treatments for Sleep Apnea, Central (Idiopathic alveolar hypoventilation syndrome) include:

  • There are various treatment options to which individuals may have varying degrees of success:
  • Medications to stimulate the respiratory system
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Mechanical devices to aid breathing

Treatment of Sleep Apnea, Central: For more treatment information about Sleep Apnea, Central, see treatment of Idiopathic alveolar hypoventilation syndrome (Sleep Apnea, Central)

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