Sleep apnea is a condition that causes a person to stop breathing for short periods of time during their sleep.
The most effective way to treat this condition is with continuous positive airway pressure, also known as CPAP. Ann, a heart transplant patient, was referred to a sleep clinic and discovered she had sleep apnea. Patients who have cardiovascular disease and sleep apnea are at a risk 2-1/2 times higher of dying.
What are the types of apnea? How does circadian rhythm sleep disorder differ from sleep apnea?