What Are the Causes of Central Sleep Apnea?

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Central sleep apnea is a kind of sleep disorder. If one suffers from central sleep apnea, his breathing will repeatedly stop and start during sleep.When your brain doesn’t send proper signals to the muscles that control your breathing, central sleep apnea occurs. The causes of central sleep apnea can be various. In general, all the conditions that affect your brainstem’s ability can be the causes of central sleep apnea. Keywords: causes central apnea
So what conditions affect the brainstem's ability?
Congestive heart failure
Hypothyroid Disease
Kidney failure
Neurological diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease)
Damage to the brainstem caused by encephalitis, stroke, injury, or other factors