Sleep Apnea/Central apnea

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Hi there.
My three year old daughter who is a healthy full term child has been diagnosed with post sigh central apnea !
I haven't been able to find much information on the internet regarding this so I was wondering if you could possibly shed some light on this for me .
Thanks

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That just means that she in not taking a breath for at least 10 seconds after she takes in a large breath. Central Apnea is neurological and there really is nothing you can do for it. If she is doing it less then 15 times per hour, it really is not a concern.  

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I can answer questions relating to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. With a focus on use of CPAP and BiPAP and their effects and benefits. I can help trouble shoot problems and make suggestions on how the make this a more pleasant experience.

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I have been in the respiratory field for 20 years with experience in the hospital, Sleep lab and home medical equipment industry. I also have been wearing a BiPAP mask myself for the past four years.Respiratory Care Pracitioner, Licensed Practical Nurse, Certified Pulmonary Function Technician Polysomnography Technician

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