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Health Issues

Sleep Apnea Assistance and Comfort

Sleep Apnea - Medications

Doctors generally do not suggest medicines for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). But medicine can help reduce daytime sleepiness when continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is reducing apneas - the number of times you stop breathing at night-but daytime sleepiness continues.13, 14

Medication Choices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved wakefulness-promoting medicines for people who are using CPAP but still have excessive daytime sleepiness:

Wakefulness-Promoting Medicines

What To Think About

People with sleep apnea who take wakefulness-promoting medicines should continue using CPAP to treat sleep apnea.

Resources

https://helpguide.org/articles/sleep/sleep-apnea.htm

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sleepapnea/

http://www.talkaboutsleep.com/sleep-basics/viewasleepstudy.htm

http://www.sleepeducation.com/essentials-in-sleep/cpap

http://www.sleepapnea.org/resources.html

 

Videos

https://www.sleepapnea.com/resources/videos/

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sleep-apnea/multimedia/obstructive-sleep-apnea/vid-20084717

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sleep-apnea/multimedia/cpap/vid-20084718