Lack Of Sleep Affects The Brain

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Definition

Central sleep apnea is when you repeatedly stop breathing during sleep because the brain temporarily stops sending signals to the muscles that control breathing.

See also:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Sleep disorders

Alternative Names

Sleep apnea - central


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Central sleep apnea often occurs in people who have certain medical conditions. For example, it can develop in persons who have life-threatening problems with the brainstem. The brainstem controls breathing....

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