Central Sleep Apnea

Integration in Respiratory Control: From Genes to Systems (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)

The neuronal circuit that generates breathing, the regulation of breathing, and its integration with other physiological systems is of utmost importance to human health. However, breathing abnormalities are common, and sleep apnea alone is estimated

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How much does a sleep study and a CPAP treatment for sleep apnea cost? I am debtaing whether to do it? Thanks.?

Question by jacksum: How much does a sleep study and a CPAP treatment for sleep apnea cost? I am debtaing whether to do it? Thanks.?

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Answer by Brian T
Take a look at these two sites: http://www.cpap-supply.com and http://www.cpap.com. Both of these internet suppliers offer equipment and some packages that I found would cost me much less over time than using my insurance. I use a Respironics RemStar Plus with C-Flex, a Sulivan Humidaire humidifier and a Respironics ComfortGel mask. The whole thing cost me about $ 700 including shipping. My insurance wanted me to rent with my co-pay at $ 50/month. I’ve used the equipment for over three years now so that works out to $ 700 vs. $ 1800. How do you think I did? My sleep study was covered by my insurance. If you don’t have insurance, find a center near you who is American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited and talk to them. Many places will negotiate the price, especially if you can pay cash and they don’t have to carry.

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Why does sleep deprivation make the symptoms of sleep apnea worse?

Question by JoeT: Why does sleep deprivation make the symptoms of sleep apnea worse?
I recently did a sleep study and found that I have obstructive sleep apnea and it causes me to wake up during the night - often many times. I go through cycles where the problem gets much worse, one night of poor sleep leads to another worse night of interupted sleep, and so on - sometimes for a month or even more. I have heard that sleep deprivation makes the symptoms of sleep apnea much worse, and as I am searching for the right treatments, I was just interested in finding out why - what is the mechanism that causes this? Very strenuous exercise during the day or early evening can have the same effect. Thank you for any insights.

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Answer by myconfusion101
Actually, sleep apnea is a condition where you actually stop breathing during sleep. For most people, this causes them to wake up quickly; for others, it’s a life-threatening situation (especially for babies and small children). I imagine if you’re not getting much rest, when you do finally get to sleep your body is so tired it’s hard for your body to wake up when you stop breathing. Also, even though your body eventually trains itself to sleep lightly in order potentially avoid apnea, when YOU finally get some sleep your body falls into a deeper sleep. This makes it harder for your body to avoid apnea. I would advise you to get plenty of rest whenever possible. I believe you should obtain a sleep apnea monitor from your physician. This will sound an alarm to wake you up when you stop breathing, or if your oxygen saturation level drops below a certain percentage. This may alleviate some of your anxiety and help you sleep better at night. Just a thought. Good luck.

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