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JacenGraff t1_je0r2pa wrote

My understanding is that central apneas are caused by the brain, rather than obstructive apneas which are caused by tissue. Could be wrong, but that's what my sleep specialist told me when I was getting checked out. So weight wouldn't have anything to do with central apneas.


skudgee t1_je0rlxy wrote

You’re correct. Less than 1% of the general population have severe central sleep apnea (yay to been part of the exclusive club). But my specialist said that it might be worth trying to lose weight to bring other health benefits to my life.

I was low-key praying that I was misdiagnosed with central and I had obstructive instead, but nope.


JacenGraff t1_je0s8kc wrote

That's fair, and I'm sorry to hear that you're going through that. I hope treatment goes well for you!


DamagedGenius t1_je1alo7 wrote

There's some implants that I'm hoping will work for central apnea one day