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What You Should Know About Central Sleep Apnea?

Jun 13, 2008
As we know there are many of us who are suffering from one or other type of sleep apnea , but do not know which one we are suffering from. Here we are going to concentrate more on central sleep apnea which is the rarest type. When someone has problems in receiving and transmitting brain signals, you may have central sleep apnea, where when you are sleeping you are experiencing recurrent disrupted breathing.

In addition, you may also suffering from obstructive sleep apnea , where it is more common form of sleep apnea than central sleep apnea. Having suffering from it you may as the name implies, experiencing blocked or obstructed airways while you are sleeping.

Treatment For Central Sleep Apnea

Treating With Ambien

There are many different types of treatment methods which are made available for handling obstructive sleep apnea, though in the case here the same cannot be said. Ambien, a sleep drug which has new advancements in its uses may benefit those who are suffering from central sleep apnea if used as a treatment.

Furthermore there is no doubting the fact that, according to facts gathered as a result of studies made on patients using Ambien, its effectiveness has been proven to be quite promising. In addition the drug has helped in reducing sleep apnea problems from an average of thirty to thirteen per patient, this should be taken into account when considering its effectiveness for treating central sleep apnea.

On the contrary, proper study should be carried out on the long term effects of Ambien as a drug which is used in the treatment of central sleep apnea. Be apprised that Ambien is still needed to be fully tested for its use. Therefore before you take the decision on using it for your problem, you should only use it if it has been specifically recommended by your doctor as the form of treatment.

To know the difference between them and even better if you are aware if you don't actually have a central sleep apnea which is known as mixed sleep apnea where it is basically a combination of both types of sleep apnea types.

Furthermore, though the symptoms for both of the sleep apnea types can sometimes be the same, the causes for each kind are more than likely going to be different in each case. By now we should know that it is a very rare type of sleep apnea and it varies with the more common obstructive sleep apnea, so if you have the former, you will surely have difficulties in brain timing, in which case it does not fire the way that it should. This will therefore while you are sleeping, you don't get enough oxygen needed.

Just like with other cases of sleep apnea, it is also no different if you are suffering from it to wake up constantly during the night when you gasp or choke for breath, and such incidents can occur as many as hundred times in a night and you are robbed from the valuable sleep and rest needed.

You need to consult your doctor and get a prescribed treatment program as early as possible so that you will get better treatments, whether you are suspecting of having central sleep apnea or obstructive sleep apnea.

Therefore if you are suffering from central sleep apnea, there are still ways for you to be treated.
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