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Can ativan aggravate sleep apnea

A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Sleep Apnea: The most effective treatment for sleep apnea is cpap/autopap. Benzodiazepines ;#40;ativan, klonopin, valium, xanax;#41; although effective are not ind... Read More
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Neither: Neither Ativan nor Klonopin (clonazepam) is fda indicated as sleep medication, although these calm anxiety and can assist sleep through this pathway. ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Insomnia: And apnea are classified in the category of dyssomnias. These are sleep disorders associated with excessive sleepiness as a result of difficulty initi... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Prior to sedative: You do not indicate whether you have C-PAP device or instead a dental splint, but you should use one or other to control the Sleep Apnea, which could ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Yes you can: Use CPAP and benzo. Positive airways pressure (cpap). It involves the use of a home-sleeping device that fits over the nose and applies continuous pos... Read More
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
CPAP ; Benzo: Yes, it is possible to combine these two -- but benzos (klonopin, ativan, (lorazepam) etc) are not advisable for long periods due to tolerance ; depen... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Depends on med: Some anti anxiety medications especially the benzodiazepines are also muscle relaxants and depending on their dose, may depress the respiratory cente... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Yes, unfortunately: you want to see a sleep medicine specialist, if you haven't already, you may need intervention, good luck
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Chicken & Egg: Yes, PTSD can aggravate the apena and vice versa. Please stay close to your doc for the apnea and consider seeing a clinical psychologist who special... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Unknown : See your doctor in person for specific diagnosis and treatment. I'm never heard of someone eating so much tomatoes cause a problem with nicotine that ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management 11 years experience
Gasping for air: Sleep apnea is defined as complete (apnea) or partial obstruction (hypopnia) of the airway during sleep. Typical signs and symptoms are snoring, wake... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
OSA: Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when breathing stops (apnea) during sleep usually as a result of a temporary obstruction such as a narrowing and closin... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ranji Varghese
Sleep Medicine 17 years experience
Sleep Study: The only way to diagnose sleep apnea is through a overnight test called a polysomnogram.

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