A Case of Positional Central Sleep Apnea
1Department of Sleep Medicine, Kaiser Permanente San Jose, San Jose, CA; 2Stanford Sleep Medicine Center, Redwood City, CA
Obstructive sleep apnea results from structural compromise of the upper airway and decreased muscle tone during sleep. Central sleep apnea is usually due to instability of the feedback mechanism of the body that controls respiration. While positional changes commonly affect the severity of obstructive sleep apnea, the effect of positional changes on the severity of central sleep apnea is less well known.
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