A diagnosis of Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) indicates that your effort to breath repeatedly stops during sleep. In CSA, the muscles that control your breathing effort stop receiving the proper signals from the brain during sleep. The result is that your brain receives a message many times over the course of the night that it must awaken in order to resume normal breathing.
CSA is found most often in older males. Risk factors include stroke, heart failure, various diseases of the central nervous system, and even certain medications. CSA makes getting a restful night of sleep nearly impossible.
Our accredited Center sites in Weslaco and McAllen make it easy for anyone in the Rio Grande Valley to get properly diagnosed. With an accurate diagnosis, treatment(s) can be started to alleviate CSA, thereby helping you regain the refreshing sleep you previously enjoyed prior to the development of CSA.