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“Centrals don’t have long term health impacts like obstructive apneas”
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RE: “Centrals don’t have long term health impacts like obstructive apneas”
(05-22-2020, 01:15 PM)milboltnut Wrote: From the comments it sounds like you went to see your primary Dr?

My Primary explained to me about REM sleep.. so maybe some Dr's now more than some.

No, this was a sleep specialist, FAASM

The comments here about the increased pressure on the body during an obstructive vs a central do make sense, but maybe they were just oversimplifying it.
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RE: “Centrals don’t have long term health impacts like obstructive apneas”
wwsleep,
There are a couple good articles on the differences between Centrals and Obstructives.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=w...Rc3v5Vaitx

I don't know if one is worse than the other, or how either affect health long term, but it seems to me (my opinion) that with centrals, your brain doesn't give a signal to breath, and then when you do breathe, I would think that's going to be hard on the heart.

With Obstructives, your airway is collapsing, but your trying to breathe, which can cause arousals all night. That can be equally hard long term.

I would probably lean toward treating the Obstructives first (as long as there weren't that many centrals.) Sometimes centrals settle down in time.

And as others have said, you are the only one that knows how you feel in the morning.
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