Complex Sleep Apnea
- Q What is complex sleep apnea?
Complex sleep apnea is a combination of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder. During sleep, breathing stops many times for ten seconds or longer. This may cause snoring, snorting, gasping, or choking... Full Answer
- Q How does complex sleep apnea affect the body?
Complex sleep apnea affects the body by interfering with sleep. Less oxygen and more carbon dioxide get into your bloodstream than they would otherwise. As you sleep, your breath might be shallow, or it might stop entirely for ten seconds or... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my complex sleep apnea on a daily basis?
If you have complex sleep apnea, you should follow your doctor's instructions on a daily basis. This may mean using a device as you sleep, such as ASV. Make sure to use the device as directed. If you are still fatigued by your sleep apnea, use... Full Answer
- Q Is complex sleep apnea a sleep disorder?
Complex sleep apnea is a form of central sleep apnea, a sleep disorder. It develops as a result of treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Instead being helped by the therapy CPAP, the body develops central sleep apnea instead. In general, men are more... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for complex sleep apnea?
Many treatment options are available for complex sleep apnea. Your doctor will be able to suggest the option that is best for you. If your complex sleep apnea is aggravated by an underlying medical problem, your doctor may recommend treating it. They... Full Answer
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with complex sleep apnea?
If you are caring for someone who has sleep apnea, you should make an appointment with their doctor. Then, you should help the person follow their doctor's instructions on a daily basis. If their doctor recommends that they use a device to help their... Full Answer
- Q How is complex sleep apnea diagnosed?
If you were diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, used CPAP treatment, but still have apnea symptoms, your doctor might suspect complex sleep apnea. Complex sleep apnea can be diagnosed by a doctor. Your doctor might examine you and ask you questions.... Full Answer
- Q What causes complex sleep apnea?
Complex sleep apnea develops in people who already have obstructive sleep apnea and have used the treatment CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure). With obstructive sleep apnea, the throat or upper airway keeps closing during sleep, making breathing... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat complex sleep apnea?
Doctors will not typically prescribe medications to treat complex sleep apnea. Instead, they will likely recommend you use a device such as CPAP or ASV while you sleep. Some cases of sleep apnea are caused or aggravated by medical conditions that can be... Full Answer