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We provide care in three easily-accessible locations across the Rio Grande Valley.


1604 East 8th St., Suite A
Weslaco, TX
Phone: (956) 447-5557


5300 North McColl Rd., Suite 100
McAllen, TX
Phone: (956) 630-1000


1022 E. Griffin Pkwy.
Mission, TX 78572
Phone: (956) 833-6000


Central Sleep Apnea

Caused by a miscommunication between the brain and the muscles that control breathing, central sleep apnea (CSA) involves waking up over and over at night so that the body may resume normal breathing. Found most commonly in older males, CSA is also more common among those who have suffered from a stroke, heart failure, various diseases of the central nervous system, and even certain medications. A proper diagnosis in combination with effective treatment is necessary to give patients the quality sleep they deserve.

How Do You Know If You Have Central Sleep Apnea?

The most conclusive way to receive a diagnosis of central sleep apnea is to undergo an overnight sleep study called a polysomnography. During this study, our sleep professionals will monitor your brain activity, movements, and other aspects of your sleep in order to determine whether you have CSA or another sleep disorder (Such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea).

You may also undergo other tests and imaging in order to see if there are any underlying causes driving your CSA. Once you receive a diagnosis of CSA, you can begin to work with a sleep professional on identifying and implementing a treatment that will bring you relief from your condition, your restless nights, and your related symptoms.

Central Sleep Apnea Treatment

The good news is that there are effective treatments for central sleep apnea. If you suffer from an underlying condition that could cause CSA, for example, treating that condition can alleviate your CSA as well.

In addition, you may benefit from certain supportive treatments while you sleep. The most commonly used of these are CPAP, BPAP, and adaptive servo-ventilation. These treatments use pressure while you breathe in order to smooth your breathing patterns, encourage consistent breathing, and even deliver a breath to you if you do not take one yourself within a certain period of time.


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