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Treatments for Sleep Apnea

The goal of treatment for sleep apnea is to decrease the frequency or completely eliminate episodes of breathing interruption.

A number of drugs have been investigated for use in treating sleep apnea. Modafinil has been used to reduce sleepiness in people with daytime sleepiness. Omeprazole is another medication that has been used to reduce the number of apnea attacks in those with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Treatment for sleep apnea includes:

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References:

How is sleep apnea treated? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at:
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Updated July 10, 2012. Accessed June 3, 2013.
NINDS sleep apnea information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at:
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Updated December 28, 2010. Accessed June 3, 2013.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.... Updated September 19, 2016. Accessed October 5, 2016.
Position statement: surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea. American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery website. Available at:
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Accessed December 6, 2016.
Last reviewed December 2016 by Marcie L. Sidman, MD
Last Updated: 5/20/2015

 

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