Central Sleep Apnea
Resources for Patients and Caregivers
Central sleep apnea is a disorder in which your breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. Central sleep apnea occurs because your brain doesn’t send proper signals to the muscles that control your breathing.
Wiki Number: 11-Central Sleep Apnea
Diagnosis: The brain accidentally does not have the lungs breathe in, losing fresh oxygen
Brain Area: pre-Botzinger complex – in the cerebellum which controls the regularity of breathing
Symptoms: Gaps in breaithing can damage or kill brain cells due to lack of fresh oxygen.
Therapies: Bi-pap and C-pap breathing machines help the regularity of breathing.
Youtube Video: Understanding Mechanisms of Central Sleep Apnea
Amazon or libarary Book: Central Sleep Apnea
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Support Group: sleepeducation.org/sleepdisorders; 630-737-9700; (AASM-American Academy of Sleep Disorders)
Resources for Physicians, Counselors and Researchers
4 CURRENT ARTICLES
The world-wide medical research
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PubMed article’s summary-abstract.
- Prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Floppy Eyelid Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysisby Gabriella Bulloch on January 26, 2023
CONCLUSION: This meta-analysis demonstrates OSA is a common comorbidity in the FES population. Ophthalmologists are often the first to evaluate patients with FES, and considering this coincidence, routine screens for sleep apnea symptoms in at-risk FES patients should be undertaken. Large case-control studies are required to better elucidate the exact prevalence of OSA and other morbidities in patients with FES, and to better understand the etiology of FES.
- Polysomnographic predictors of incident diabetes and pre-diabetes: an analysis of the DREAM studyby Brian S Wojeck on January 23, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: There was no significant association of incident pre-diabetes or diabetes with AHI, the gold standard of sleep apnea severity. This study suggests that hypoxia may be a better predictor of glycemic outcomes than AHI in an OSA population and may provide clues to the underlying mechanism(s) that link sleep-disordered breathing and its metabolic consequences.
- Development and Internal Validation of a Prediction Model for Surgical Success of Maxillomandibular Advancement for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Obstructive Sleep Apneaby Wouter P Visscher on January 21, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: Lower age at surgery, CAI < 5 events/hour, lower ALFH, and smaller SPAS were significant predictors for the surgical success of MMA. The discrimination, calibration, and clinical added values of the model were acceptable.
- Sleep Spindle Characteristics and Relationship with Memory Ability in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndromeby Qilin Zhu on January 21, 2023
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) causes intermittent hypoxia and sleep disruption in the brain, resulting in cognitive dysfunction, but its pathogenesis is unclear. The sleep spindle wave is a transient neural event involved in sleep memory consolidation and synaptic plasticity. This study aimed to investigate the characteristics of sleep spindle activity and its relationship with memory ability in patients with OSAS. A total of 119 patients, who were divided into the OSAS group (n = 59,...