Characteristics of sleep apnea

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep lasting less than 10 seconds. In front of peaceful ordinary sleep, people with apnea usually have many interruptions in breathing, generally between 10 and 30 seconds (there are cases that can last for 1 minute or more).

After the pause, during which breathing is not heard (periods of apnea), there is a need to breathe harder and this is manifested as wheezing, noise and difficulties in breathing. Then, the person in question goes back to sleep, usually with loud snoring. Sleeping follows a normal pattern until a new respiratory pause appears again.

Types of sleep apnea

There are three types of apnea:


Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): It is the most usual form of apnea. It is caused by difficulties in the passage of air through the throat.

Central sleep apnea (CSA): It is not so common as the previous type. It is caused by a lack of communication between the brain that controls breathing and the breathing muscles. It generally occurs in people who have suffered injuries in the lower brain stem that is the part of the brain responsible for controlling breathing. Of all the people who have sleep apnea, only 10% have this type.

Mixed sleep apnea: It combines the two factors previously discussed.

The natural treatment of apnea involves using a series of natural remedies that can help prevent or improve

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

28 March, 2019

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