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Cheyne-Stokes Respiration
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Cheyne-Stokes Respiration

It has recently come to my attention that during sleep I am exhibiting the breathing pattern known as Cheyne-Stokes Respiration.  Apparently this is related to sleep apnea.  Is this very  common?  Should I see a doctor? I've having trouble sleeping soundly now as I'm concerned about this.  I am a 58 year old female and both a friend and my daughter have witnessed this breathing pattern in me.
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Cheyne Stokes respiration may occur with obstructive sleep apnea, but is often associated with heart failure.  You should have a formal sleep study in a sleep lab.  You should also have a complete heart evaluation.
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you should see your dr and ask for a sleep study to rule out sleep apnea altho that sounds like what it is....but there are different degrees and some people need to be on a cpap machine to help them breath cos there throat muscles at times relax too much and cause some obstruction........good luck
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