What is central sleep apnea?

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Central Sleep Apnea

Central sleep apnea is when the brain intermittently fails to send a signal to the lung muscles that it's time to breathe. Consequently, the lungs make no attempt to breathe, and no air flows into the lungs. Central sleep apnea is primarily the result of a neurological issue, such as a stroke or drug use.

Central sleep apnea is generally treated with:

  • Medications
  • Positive airway pressure (Bi-level PAP)  


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