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Central Sleep Apnoea

What is Central Sleep Apnoea

Under normal circumstances, the brain plays an important role in regulating an individual’s breathing. However, this regulation may be disrupted during sleep due to various factors, leading to abnormalities in breathing patterns. Central sleep apnoea often presents with symptoms similar to those of obstructive sleep apnoea, with the key difference being the absence of an obstruction causing the condition.

Treatment and drugs

The approach to diagnosing and treating central sleep apnoea are similar to that of obstructive sleep apnoea.

Appointments and Enquiry

At NUH, we provide specialised services for patients experiencing sleep disorders and conduct research in sleep medicine. Our facilities include a state-of-the-art Sleep Laboratory equipped with advanced technology. Outpatient clinic sessions are available every Wednesday afternoon. In our Sleep Laboratory, a wide range of tests is performed to assist in the diagnosis and management of sleep-related issues:

  • Overnight polysomnography
  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) titration
  • Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)
  • Maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT)
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