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How is central sleep apnea treated?

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Some treatments include:

Another treatment is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), which is the preferred initial treatment for most people with obstructive sleep apnea. Aks

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Avoiding the use of alcohol and sleeping pills
  • Sleeping on your side if you need, possibly using pillows or other devices to keep you in place
  • Using nasal sprays or breathing strips to keep air flowing if you have sinus problems or nasal congestion
  • Avoiding sleep deprivation

From: Central Sleep Apnea WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Physicians: "Sleep Apnea."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Sleep Apnea."

American Sleep Apnea Association: "Sleep Apnea Information."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 30, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Physicians: "Sleep Apnea."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Sleep Apnea."

American Sleep Apnea Association: "Sleep Apnea Information."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 30, 2018

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