Central Sleep Apnea

Post-Genomic Perspectives in Modeling and Control of Breathing (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)

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I have been dagnosed with sever sleep apnea, what does it mean? how can i deal with it?

Question by Afar A: I have been dagnosed with sever sleep apnea, what does it mean? how can i deal with it?
Apnea 256
central 2
hypopnea 50
total apenea/hypopnea time 2:16:05
apenea/hypopnea time per hour 20:19
longest apnea 1 min 34 sec. total=1: 35:31
longest hypopnea 1 min 30 sec, total=1:43:43
snoring index 252/ hour
snoring index obstructive 49per hour
total snoring time 4:43:41
Apnea index 38(36)
hypopnoa index 7(7)
AHI 45(43)
I am 36. weight 73kg height 163cm.
have been diagnosed for high blood presure and am taking BisoHexal (Bisoprolol 5mg + HCT 12.5mg)

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Answer by Queryman
Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by a reduction or pause of breathing (airflow) during sleep. It is common among adults but rare among children. Although a diagnosis of sleep apnea often will be suspected on the basis of a person’s medical history, there are several tests that can be used to confirm the diagnosis

An apnea is a period of time during which breathing stops or is markedly reduced. In simplified terms, an apnea occurs when a person stops breathing for 10 seconds or more. Apneas usually occur during sleep. When an apnea occurs, sleep usually is disrupted due to inadequate breathing and poor oxygen levels in the blood.

In order to prevent the obstruction of the airway, which is the most common cause of sleep apnea, there is one treatment that is the best option. To keep the upper airway open, it is often necessary to support it with a constant flow of air delivered through a face mask worn while sleeping. This most common treatment is called Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP.

Although CPAP therapy is clearly the best option in moderate to severe sleep apnea, some individuals cannot tolerate it. In this case, other treatment options might be pursued, including:

•Weight loss
•Surgery to remove excess tissue in the throat
•Positional sleep aids (such as “sleep shirts” or wedges)
•Dental devices to move the lower jaw forward
•Oxygen support (which is not usually sufficient alone•Weight loss
•Surgery to remove excess tissue in the throat
•Positional sleep aids (such as “sleep shirts” or wedges)
•Dental devices to move the lower jaw forward
•Oxygen support (which is not usually sufficient alone

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Sleep Apnea… how soon can I expect to feel better, and just what will ‘feel better’ feel like?

Question by My B: Sleep Apnea… how soon can I expect to feel better, and just what will ‘feel better’ feel like?
I’ve recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea; the full diagnosis was “obstructive, central, and mixed ” I’ve been prescribed a CPAP, w/ full mask (CFlex). Guess my question is.. how soon can I expect to feel better, and just what will ‘feel better’ feel like? evidently i’ve had this for quite some time, and would appreciate hearing from someone with personal experience of treatment for same.
Thanx~

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Answer by redhead
My husband has had sleep apnea for several years, but was only diagnosed last Oct.(2007). He has the CPAP w/ the face mask, too. It actually took him awhile to start to feel better (in other words, it wasn’t overnight that he felt better) but I can tell you for sure that the first night he SLEPT better. He didn’t move the entire night. Before he was constantly tossing, turning, and the snoring was horrible!! He had to get used to the mask-which took several days. He wears it every night and he feels pretty good. But to answer your question-I think it will be a little while before you can tell you are feeling better.

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