I am new to the boards. I have mild obstructive sleep apea. I am writing today, though, because my husband was diagnosed two days ago with severe central sleep apnea. They tried a regular cpap and a bipap machine on him during his sleep study, but they just made his apnea worse. He stopped breathing 117 times per hour that night. He only had one incident of obstructive sleep apnea the whole night. The graph showed central apneas everywhere.
He has another sleep study on Tuesday to try two other machines on him. One has the ST in the name (spontaneous/timed) and the other one is an ASV. I am still learning and this is all kind of scary to me. He has heart issues as well as chronic pain issues due to back injuries.
Any advice or suggestions for us newbies to central apnea? I've been trying to do research as I just want to know as much as I can about this and it's affect on my husband in terms of symptoms and everything else.
Thanks in advance for anything you have to share!