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I'm a 72 year old male. 5'10" and weigh 175. I do a little

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I'm a 72 year old male. 5'10" and weigh 175. I do a little yoga and exercise lightly and regularly. I've been diagnosed with "moderately severe" central sleep apnea. I'm undergoing sleep studies to fit me with a breathing machine. For the previous 3 years (before being diagnosed) I've had chronic insomnia, I can't fall asleep without medication, don't stay asleep more than 3-5 hours and usually have difficulty going back to sleep . Over the past 3 years I've tried many sleep aids including ambien, belsomra, sonata, lorazepan, etc. I drink 1-2 glasses of wine almost every night with dinner. My question is, could the the medication or the combination of wine and medication have caused my condition? If not what did? Many thanks. CG
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Stan replied 3 months ago.

Hi, Dr. Stan here to help. The medication and or wine did not cause the central sleep apnea. There are conditions that are associated with CSA, like congestive heart failure, hypothyroid disease, Parkinson's and others, but no specific cause is known. I hope this is helpful and you feel better after starting treatment. I am here to answer any additional questions you may have. Please leave a positive rating for my response, that is how I am paid.

Expert:  Dr Stan replied 3 months ago.

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