Being male. Males are more likely to develop central sleep apnea.
Being older. People older than 65 years of age have a higher risk of having central
sleep apnea, especially if they also have other risk factors.
Heart disorders. People with atrial fibrillation or congestive heart failure are more
at risk of central sleep apnea.
Stroke or brain tumor. These conditions can impair the brain's ability to regulate breathing.