Expiratory Apneas With or Without Catathrenia Presenting As Central Apneas

Here’s an interesting poster that I presented at last week’s SLEEP meeting in Boston: Expiratory Apneas With or Without Catathrenia Presenting As Central Apneas. To explain the terminology, catathrenia is a rare condition where one groans or moans while sleeping. Central sleep apneas occur then your brain doesn’t send signals to your lungs to breathe. It’s […]

Ask Dr. Park: Neurologic Complications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

We already know that obstructive sleep apnea can cause stroke, but can it can also cause central sleep apnea or even Alzheimer’s? How can it lead to various other unexpected conditions such as migraines, headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness, various stomach ailments, and even ringing, hearing loss, or vertigo? Hear Dr. Park’s answers and what you can […]

Central Sleep Apnea—A Simple Explanation

In sleep disorders, obstructive sleep apnea is the most common condition that’s seen, but a significant number of people with obstructive sleep apnea will also have central sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea is thought to be a condition that’s associated with a number of different neurologic problems, as well as heart or kidney failure. During […]