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    What exactly is central sleep apnea?

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    Dr Maree Barnes

    Respiratory & Sleep Medicine Physician

    Dr Barnes has competed specialty training in sleep medicine and is currently working at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. Dr Barnes’ current research focuses are: … View Profile

    Central Sleep Apnoea occurs when the brain does not send the messages to the lungs to continue to breathe normally while asleep. Patients have pauses in their efforts to breathe, then start up again. It is not very common and is usually seen in patients with heart failure or after a stroke

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