Central Sleep Apnea

Central sleep apnea is similar to obstructive sleep apnea in that there is a cease in airflow during sleep. Central sleep apnea suffers may not have trouble keeping their airway open, instead the body does not receive the stimulus to breathe and must wake up to resume breathing.  Central sleep apnea is usually tied to a cerebral vascular condition, congestive heart failure, and age. Overnight sleep studies are performed to diagnose central sleep apnea. 

Sleep News