Central Sleep Apnea

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What is central sleep apnea?

Central Sleep Apnea

Central Sleep Apnea is a relatively rare central nervous system disorder. When a person suffering from this type of sleep apnea falls asleep, the diaphragm (the muscle separating the chest and abdominal cavity which helps move air in and out of the lungs) stops moving because the sleeping brain fails to send impulses through the nerves which control the movement of the diaphragm. When the diaphragm stops functioning, breathing stops.



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