Types of Sleep Apnea

We can find three main types of sleep apnea:

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Central Sleep Apnea (CSA)
Mixed Sleep Apnea (MSA)

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common, accounting for 84% of all sleep apnea diagnoses.

In many cases of obstructive sleep apnea, air stops circulating into the lungs due to obstruction (or blockage) in the upper airway, i.e., the nose or throat.

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The upper airway may become clogged due to:

Excessive relaxation of muscles during sleep, which prevents the passage of sufficient air, the weight of the neck that narrows the airway, tonsillitis or other temporary reasons; might be due to structural reasons, such as the nose shape, the neck or the jaw.

Central Sleep Apnea (CSA)

Central sleep apnea is the type of sleep apnea with a lower prevalence1 and may be due to heart failure or to a disease or injury involving the brain, such as:

Stroke
Brain tumor
Viral brain infection
Chronic respiratory disease
In some cases, the airway is open, but the air stops flowing into the lungs because no effort is made to breathe. This is basically due to the loss of communication between the brain and the body so that the automatic action of breathing stops.

It is not usual for people who have CSA to snore, so the condition sometimes goes unnoticed.

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Mixed sleep apnea

Mixed sleep apnea is a compound of obstructive sleep apnea where there is the obstruction of the upper airways and central sleep apnea where there is no will to breathe. It is the least common type of sleep apnea. If you need it, your doctor can help you better understand all of this.

If you are concerned about having some sleep apnea, consult your doctor.

Why seek a sleep apnea treatment?

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or think you may have it, why should you seek treatment? To begin with, effective treatment of sleep apnea will reduce – and possibly eliminate – the adverse effects of the disease, such as snoring, drowsiness, lack of energy and problems driving a vehicle. Most patients with sleep apnea who perform a successful treatment have more energy and a healthier mental attitude, as well as the satisfaction of getting a good night’s rest on a constant basis.

In short, effective treatment of sleep apnea can reduce health risks, improve energy levels during the day and help one feel more like yourself.

Advice

If you have chronic snoring, allergy tests can be done. Allergies can block the nasal passages and force you to breathe through your mouth, resulting in snoring. Deciphering the causes of these allergies allows you to eliminate the causes of these. Also, you may resort to taking a prescription or over-the-counter antihistamine before going to bed.