Central sleep apnea Otolaryngologic clinics of North America Guilleminault, Robinson 1998; 31 (6): 1049-1065


A central sleep apnea is the absence of respiratory effect, and, this, the absence of airflow during sleep. Central hypopnea, a related disorder, is also discussed. The sensory component of central sleep apnea; defects involving the integrative and executive neurons; non-neurologic causes of central sleep apneas, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure; diagnosis; treatment; and other topics are reviewed.

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