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What is the differance between sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Apnea
Obstrutive due to dynamic narrowing of upper airway (nose/throat/wind pipe) by a large tongue, jaw deformities, obesity.
Pt usually snores. Central apnea there is no obstruction, usually no snoring . Conditions like heart-kidney failure, stroke, sedatives cause brainstem to decrease respiratory drive when sleeping. Need to treat the conditions.

In brief: Apnea
Obstrutive due to dynamic narrowing of upper airway (nose/throat/wind pipe) by a large tongue, jaw deformities, obesity.
Pt usually snores. Central apnea there is no obstruction, usually no snoring . Conditions like heart-kidney failure, stroke, sedatives cause brainstem to decrease respiratory drive when sleeping. Need to treat the conditions.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Randall Viola
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sleep Apnes vs. OSA
No difference. I you have it get it treated.

In brief: Sleep Apnes vs. OSA
No difference. I you have it get it treated.
Dr. Randall Viola
Dr. Randall Viola
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Dr. Reid Winick
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Same
Same thing.

In brief: Same
Same thing.
Dr. Reid Winick
Dr. Reid Winick
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 3 types
3 types of sleep apnea.
Read about it here: http://www.sleepapnea.org/learn/sleep-apnea.html

In brief: 3 types
3 types of sleep apnea.
Read about it here: http://www.sleepapnea.org/learn/sleep-apnea.html
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sleep Apnea
Can be central or obstructive.

In brief: Sleep Apnea
Can be central or obstructive.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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