Central sleep apnea

Alternative names 
Sleep apnea - central

Central sleep apnea involves cessation of breathing during sleep, caused by problems with brain mechanisms that control breathing. (Note: This is not the more common obstructive sleep apnea caused by obesity or other problems, which results in loud snoring.)

see Sleep apnea.
Also see: Obstructive sleep apnea.

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Last revised: December 2, 2012
by Arthur A. Poghosian, M.D.

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