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What is mixed sleep apnea?

Mixed sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that is a combination of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea; it is also called complex sleep apnea. During sleep, breathing stops many times for ten seconds or longer. This may cause snoring, snorting, gasping, or choking during sleep. The frequent interruptions caused by sleep apnea may lead to an unsatisfying night's sleep. Mixed sleep apnea generally begins as obstructive sleep apnea, and then later takes on some characteristics of central sleep apnea.

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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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Are there alternative treatments for mixed sleep apnea?
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Depending on the cause of your mixed sleep apnea, you may seek to treat it with lifestyle changes. F...
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How do medications treat mixed sleep apnea?
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