Types of Sleep Apnea

There are three main types of sleep apnea:

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Central Sleep Apnea (CSA)
Mixed sleep apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea. The diagnosis of sleep apnea is 84%.
Obstructive sleep apnea; It is in the upper respiratory tract and is caused by a blockage in the nose and throat that stops air flow to the lungs.

Why the upper respiratory tract may be blocked:

During sleep, the muscles relax and the airway stops and the airway stops.
Airway constriction thickness around neck.
Inflammatory tonsils or other transient causes.
Structural causes such as nose, neck, or chin.

Central Sleep Apnea (CSA)

Rare Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) may arise from some medications used in pain treatment such as opioids, heart failure, severe injuries and operations. And also;

Viral brain infection
It may occur in chronic respiratory disorders.
Although Central Respiratory Apnea is open in the Central Sleep Apnea, as a result of the absence of breathing effort, it is the breathing of the lungs that can not reach the air.
Central Sleep Apnea is usually confused with snoring and it is therefore difficult to notice.

Investigations 4 Patients with Central Sleep Apnea were found to have heart failure.

CSA is also associated with Cheyne-Stokes Respiratory (CSR), which occurs in heart failure.

CSR is a cycle of breathing, deep, sometimes rapid breathing.

Central Sleep Apnea and Cheyne-Stokes heart failure are 30-50% undetermined and are known as CSA-CSR.

Mixed Sleep Apnea
This mixture of CSA and OSA is an obtuse.
Your doctor can help you further if needed.

If you are worried about your sleep apnea, consult your doctor.

Opioid = Chemical substances that act like morphine in the body. Its main use is analgesia. These agents act by binding to opioid receptors in the central nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract.

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