10 doctors weighed in:

Could sleep apnea cause autonomic neuropathy ? Doctor is telling me it can ? Any idea ?

10 doctors weighed in
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Autonomic abnormalities have been linked to sleep apnea, especially central sleep apnea.
You can read more here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/15195047 http://www.Sleep-journal.Com/article/s1389-9457(06)00196-1/abstract.

In brief: Yes

Autonomic abnormalities have been linked to sleep apnea, especially central sleep apnea.
You can read more here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/15195047 http://www.Sleep-journal.Com/article/s1389-9457(06)00196-1/abstract.
Thank
Dr. Mike Deldar
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Since sleep apnea effect in your autonomic nervous system due to dangerous situation your body faces during sleep apnea.
It is like protective mechanism.

In brief: Yes

Since sleep apnea effect in your autonomic nervous system due to dangerous situation your body faces during sleep apnea.
It is like protective mechanism.
Thank
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Associated

Association is not exactly the same as causation.
Sleep and the autonomic nervous system are closely related from an anatomical, physiological, and neurochemical point of view.A large number of neurologic and general medical disorders (diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases) are associated with both autonomic failure and sleep disorders.

In brief: Associated

Association is not exactly the same as causation.
Sleep and the autonomic nervous system are closely related from an anatomical, physiological, and neurochemical point of view.A large number of neurologic and general medical disorders (diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases) are associated with both autonomic failure and sleep disorders.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
50 years in practice
56M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available