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The two types of Sleep Apnea are Obstructive and Central. Obstructive Sleep Apnea in which we call OSA is the process of the tissues, tonsils, or adenoids in the throat relaxing and falling over the airway limiting or blocking the air we breathe at night.
Then there is Central Sleep Apnea or CSA in which the brain forgets to tell us to breath. You see CSA in stroke patients and SIDS in children.