7 doctors weighed in:

I have "central sleep apnea." what is cure?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
5 doctors agree

In brief: See cardiologist

Central sleep apnea is most commonly a reflection of heart failure and will improve if heart condition is treated and improved.
There are other predominantly neurological causes that are much harder to treat, but they are uncommon. Specialized breathing machine can mitigate central sleep apnea.

In brief: See cardiologist

Central sleep apnea is most commonly a reflection of heart failure and will improve if heart condition is treated and improved.
There are other predominantly neurological causes that are much harder to treat, but they are uncommon. Specialized breathing machine can mitigate central sleep apnea.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Thank
1 comment
Dr. James Donley
This is the type of sleep apnea that oral appliances can not help.
Dr. Stephen Siegel
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep tst/ventilator

Pure central sleep apnea is uncommon so first, i would evaluate with a sleep test.
Central apnea means brain does not send signal to diaphragm to breath/obstructive means airway blocks breathing in deep sleep. Ventilators are now available for home use which can supply pressurized air to the nasal airway via a fitted nasal mask to supply breaths during periods of when patient stops breathing.

In brief: Sleep tst/ventilator

Pure central sleep apnea is uncommon so first, i would evaluate with a sleep test.
Central apnea means brain does not send signal to diaphragm to breath/obstructive means airway blocks breathing in deep sleep. Ventilators are now available for home use which can supply pressurized air to the nasal airway via a fitted nasal mask to supply breaths during periods of when patient stops breathing.
Dr. Stephen Siegel
Dr. Stephen Siegel
Thank
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Internal Medicine

In brief: Central sleep apnea

Cardiology work up and MRI of brain are 2 steps to find the reason for central sleep apnea.

In brief: Central sleep apnea

Cardiology work up and MRI of brain are 2 steps to find the reason for central sleep apnea.
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Thank
Read more answers from doctors