The problem of stopping breathing suddenly for a few seconds while sleeping at night is called sleep apnea. There are mainly 3 types of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and complex sleep apnea syndrome. If it is just a matter of complex sleep apnea syndrome, then waking up suddenly while sleeping and feeling tired the next day are its symptoms. At the same time, the presence of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea together has been considered the main reason for this.

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Today, in this article, you will learn mainly about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome -

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  1. What is Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome?
  2. Complex Sleep Apnea Symptoms
  3. Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome Causes
  4. Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome Treatment
  5. Takeaway
Doctors for Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

It is considered to be a type of sleep apnea. This happens when a person has both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea together. Explain that obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea and during this time the person feels obstruction in breathing while sleeping. At the same time, in central sleep apnea, the person's brain cannot signal the muscles to breathe.

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To treat complex sleep apnea at the right time, knowing and understanding its symptoms is necessary. Symptoms of complex sleep apnea can be as follows -

  • Waking up at short intervals while sleeping.
  • Feeling tired throughout the day.
  • Feeling confused after waking up from sleep.
  • Headache or dry mouth.
  • Insomnia or poor quality sleep.

A 2006 study of 223 people found that 15% had complex sleep apnea syndrome, 84% had obstructive sleep apnea and only 0.4% had central sleep apnea.

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The cause of complex sleep apnea syndrome is not clear, but we have already been informed that it may be due to the co-occurrence of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. Apart from this, the causes of both these disorders can be considered as the cause of complex sleep apnea syndrome. On this basis, here we are telling the causes of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea -

Obstructive sleep apnea

The causes of obstructive sleep apnea are as follows -

  • The person's lower jaw is smaller than the upper jaw.
  • Enlargement of the neck.
  • Lengthening of the tongue.
  • Sleeping on the back
  • Enlargement of tonsils.
  • Being overweight or obese.

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Central sleep apnea

Let us now know about the causes of central sleep apnea -

  • Central sleep apnea occurs when the brain temporarily stops sending signals to the muscles that control breathing.
  • On taking certain types of medicines, such as painkillers.

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Complex sleep apnea syndrome is treated based on its causes i.e. obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. In such a situation, the doctor can do the treatment mentioned below -

  • A patient suffering from complex sleep apnea syndrome may be asked to use a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine while sleeping at night. This machine can help the patient to breathe during sleep.
  • Doctors can treat with medicines. Under this, doctors can give theophylline or acetazolamide. This medicine can slightly improve the functioning of breathing.
  • This problem can also be reduced by making lifestyle changes. Under this, if there is excess weight, then it can be reduced. Also, on the advice of the doctor, before going to sleep, the consumption of such medicines can be banned, which cause sleep disorders. Apart from this, instead of sleeping on the back, one should try to sleep on the side.

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This was some important information related to complex sleep apnea syndrome. Whatever the type of sleep apnea, it can be dangerous. In such a situation, it is necessary that by identifying its symptoms in time, a solution to this problem means treatment is necessary. Complex sleep apnea syndrome is easy to treat. For this, go to the doctor in time and get your proper treatment done.

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