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Is mixed sleep apnea a sleep disorder?

Mixed sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that has elements of both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. Most people with sleep apnea have this type. It causes interrupted sleep and can be dangerous. Generally, doctors will treat mixed sleep apnea as they would a case of obstructive sleep apnea. Treatment often involves the use of CPAP therapy.

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What increases my risk for mixed sleep apnea?
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Mixed sleep apnea generally begins as obstructive sleep apnea. Obesity, middle-age, chronic nasal co...
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How do I manage my mixed sleep apnea on a daily basis?
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If you have mixed sleep apnea, you should follow your doctor's instructions on a daily basis. This m...
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What are the symptoms of mixed sleep apnea?
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