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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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