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A 20-year-old male asked:

Is there any probably relation between ssris or beta blockers and sleep apnea?.i had snoring +nightmare and now drowsiness.best regards to all drs.

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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41 years experience
Associations Below: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors were associated with a lower percentage of rapid eye movement sleep and lower sleep efficiency values in patients with osa, compared with those not taking any medications. The use of ß-adrenergic receptor-blocking agents had no consistent associations with the indexes of sleep architecture. www.aasmnet.org/jcsm/articles/020208.pdf‎.
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