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what is organic sleep apnea?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Just another term: For sleep apnea. There are several types: obstructive, where the air is blocked from getting to your lungs by collapse of your upper airways during sleep, and central sleep apnea where your brain does not send the signals to your lungs to breathe, and the third type which is a mixture of the two. I cannot think of a sleep apnea that would not be organic, because there is no psychogenic sleep apnea.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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