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what is Central Sleep Apnea n how is it cured?

March 28th, 2011

what types of sleep apnea do they have and how are each cured. thanks

A person with central apnea has issues with the respiratory center from the brain. This center controls the chest muscles to make breathing movements.

When the respiratory center stops working during sleep, then your breathing stops, too. The brain does not respond to the changes of the respiratory gas levels from the blood (oxygen and carbon dioxide).

In central apnea, you stop breathing in sleep for a period of time (at least 10 seconds), but there is no effort to breathe at all, like in obstructive sleep apnea. Therefore snoring is not present in central apnea.

Typically, you will wake up several times at night, often with the sensation of gasping or choking during sleep. If this waking up episodes are frequent enough to cause disruption of your sleep, then you feel very tired during daytime.

The treatment for central apnea is based on medicine therapy and breathing machines.

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3 Responses

  1. KrumpSanta Says:

    Central Sleep Apnea is a disorder of the nuerological system (your brainstem). Your brain, when sleeping, doesnt send the signal for you to breath, so you end up gasping for air. It can’t necessarilly be cured, but it can be improved.

    http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/304967-treatment
    References :

  2. Lonestar_d Says:

    Central Sleep Apnea stems from your brain and a failure to remind you to simple breathe. I am a sleep apnea patient and have been one for about 5 years now, after about 10 of neglect. Hey I was young and immature, and did not want to admit that I had anything wrong with me. The sleep apnea test, was conducted for me at the Heart Institute and I have been using the C-Pap machine for the last 5 years now. It can be cured most of the time with medication and loss of weight by the patient. But I will advise that now everyone that experience this is overweight. Check with your doctor, it will change your life, guaranteed.
    References :
    http://ezinearticles.com/?Get-Apnea-Treatment-Today!&id=4501736

  3. Remy Says:

    A person with central apnea has issues with the respiratory center from the brain. This center controls the chest muscles to make breathing movements.

    When the respiratory center stops working during sleep, then your breathing stops, too. The brain does not respond to the changes of the respiratory gas levels from the blood (oxygen and carbon dioxide).

    In central apnea, you stop breathing in sleep for a period of time (at least 10 seconds), but there is no effort to breathe at all, like in obstructive sleep apnea. Therefore snoring is not present in central apnea.

    Typically, you will wake up several times at night, often with the sensation of gasping or choking during sleep. If this waking up episodes are frequent enough to cause disruption of your sleep, then you feel very tired during daytime.

    The treatment for central apnea is based on medicine therapy and breathing machines.
    References :
    http://www.sleep-apnea-guide.com/central-sleep-apnea.html

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