What are the types of sleep apnea?

There are three classifications for sleep apnea including central, obstructive and complex. Central sleep apnea is associated with an interrupted or decreased respiratory effort. Obstructive sleep apnea is blockage of the airflow despite respiratory effort such as snoring. And complex sleep apnea is a combination of central and obstructive.

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