Question by  a1wessels (17)

What should I know about complex sleep apnea?

My doctor says it is a recent development in sleep apnea.


Answer by  Chimes (7)

This type of sleep apnea affects more of the breathing system operations then the classic form. It is often apparent when the use of traditional apnea treatments, such as a CPAP, are not effective. The treatment for this condition is a more personalized balance of airway pressure and necessary ventilation.


Answer by  Caniconi (6)

People who are diagnosed with complex sleep apnea have a disrupted breathing pattern that cannot be treated with a continuous airway pressure machine, like regular sleep apnea; currently there is no known treatment for complex sleep apnea.


Answer by  sprayahen (8)

Sleep apnea is a common sleeping disorder involving breathing pauses. It's not easily detectable, but could be considered a severe, life threatening problem. The interruptions in breathing can range anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. If sleep is affected by your breathing more than three times a week, that could be a sign of sleep apnea.


Answer by  elynne (1153)

I would want to know what exactly the doctor is talking about, how will this effect my blood pressure. What is the risk to my overall health


Answer by  pokie (132)

i have severe sleep apnea myself and it is a good idea to learn about it as it can cause number of healt related isues

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