What is Sleep apnea? What are the types?
Sleep apnea is a cessation of breathing during sleep lasting at least 10 seconds or longer.
Central sleep apnea is a disorder that causes you to stop breathing during sleep. This situation can recur several times during the night. Stopping breathing may indicate a problem with the transmission of impulses from the brain.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is much more frequent and is due to an obstruction or collapse of the upper airways. While the body tries to breathe, the lungs try to expand but they can’t because there’s an obstruction of the air passage at the level of the upper respiratory tract. Added to that, there is mixed apnea which is a mixture of the two previous types and which must be considered and treated by the best doctors in Turkey and Istanbul.