To better understand how altitude plays a role in sleep apnea, it’s important to clearly understand the two types of apnea, reports KOAA.

Dr. Christina Cairns is a Colorado Springs dentist who specializes exclusively in snoring, sleep apnea and oral appliances.

Dr. Cairns says, “Altitude can affect apnea in a few different ways.  If you are a visitor to Colorado Springs and you’re coming from a lower altitude, people can have kind of an acute onset of central sleep apnea”