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Treatments for Sleep Apnea

The goal is to reduce or stop sleep apnea episodes.

Some medicines have been used to treat sleep apnea. For example, modafinil may ease daytime sleepiness in people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Treatment may also include:

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Last reviewed March 2020 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Kari Kassir, MD  Last Updated: 4/7/2021