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Sleep apnea is defined as a reduction or cessation of breathing during sleep. The three types of sleep apnea are central apnea, obstructive apnea (OSA), and a mixture of central and obstructive apnea. Central sleep apnea is caused by a failure of the brain to activate the muscles of breathing during sleep. OSA is caused by the collapse of the airway during sleep. OSA is diagnosed and evaluated through patient history, physical examination and polysomnography. There are many complications related to obstructive sleep apnea. Treatments are surgical and non-surgical.

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Terms related to Sleep Apnea:

  • Apnea, Sleep
  • Bi-PAP
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • CPAP
  • CSA
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • OSA
  • Sleep Disorder