Treatment options for Central Sleep Apnoea (CSA)
There are several types of Central Sleep Apnoea (CSA) and treatment for each can often differ depending on the cause of your CSA. Read below to help you to understand which treatment is best for you.
Adaptive Servo Ventilation Therapy
Adaptive Servo Ventilation, using ResMed’s PaceWave therapy, is an effective treatment for many forms of Central Sleep Apnoea (CSA).1 Pressurised air is sent from a therapy device through air tubing and a mask to the upper airway.
- Adaptive Servo-Ventilation (ASV) therapy monitors your breathing and automatically adjusts how much support is given in order to stabilise your breathing.
- ASV Auto therapy is very similar to ASV, with the addition of an expiratory pressure which protects your upper airway from collapse during treatment.
If you have high-altitude Central Sleep Apnoea (CSA), descending to a lower altitude should make your CSA symptoms disappear.2
In a similar fashion, drug-induced Central Sleep Apnoea (CSA) by painkillers can also disappear when you change or eliminate your medication.
Risks of untreated CSA
Untreated Central Sleep Apnoea (CSA) can lead to a host of complications and serious health risks. Finding the right treatment for you can diminish associated risks.