National Sleep Foundation

Chapter 3: Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders


CSAS fragments sleep and results in excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), irritability, lack of concentration, increased blood pressure, and insomnia.

In patients with Cheyne-Stokes respiration and congestive heart failure, there is decreased survival when compared to patients with similar heart disease and no Cheyne-Stokes breathing.

The role of CSAS in the increased mortality of patients on chronic opiates is unclear at this time.