A terrifying illness that stops your breath while you sleep
Patients with the disease ”congenital central hypoventilation syndrome” suffer from respiratory failure during sleep.
Have you ever heard of a disease called ”sleep apnea”?
It is rare to die from this disease.
However, it is very dangerous if you have congenital central hypoventilation syndrome.
Breathing is done by the medulla oblongata of the brain, regardless of your will.
However, improper breathing during sleep can be life-threatening.
Patients with this disease are extremely rare, with less than 200 people worldwide to date.
No cure has been found, but as a countermeasure, the trachea is incised for artificial respiration and the diaphragm of the muscle, responsible for breathing is stimulated.