Friday, September 7, 2012

The Two Types of Sleep Apnea

There are 2 types of sleep apnea.  The first is obstructive sleep apnea.  This type is higher in obese people because the fat obstructs the airways when the person relaxes in sleep.  The other kind is central sleep apnea.  In this type of sleep apnea, the brain forgets to tell the body to breathe.  The person afflicted with this type may or might not be obese.

Both types of apnea are dangerous.  Those afflicted have a higher risk for heart disease, stroke and other life threatening disorders.  

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