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A 41-year-old member asked:

Could someone take imovane with sleep apnea?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Not typically: Imovane is a central nervous system depressant prescribed as a sleep aid medication (. Because imovane can worsen symptoms of respiratory disorders, people with sleep apnea, emphysema, asthma or bronchitis may not be able to safely take imovane. Never take any sleep aid without the supervision of a physician.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

Are there any medicines I can take for my sleep apnea?

4 doctor answers19 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
No: There are no clinically validated or fda approved drugs for sleep apnea.
Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
but cardiovascular as well as mouth & throat exercises may help. Sleeping on your side may also help
Jan 7, 2012
A 41-year-old member asked:

How can I comfort someone with sleep apnea?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matthew Hyde
Dentistry 41 years experience
With understanding: Once they have started therapy (cpap or oral device) be understanding that they are better with device(even if the air blows on your face or the noise of machine bothers you). Also be aware that the snoring sound may not completely stop.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if someone has sleep apnea?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
See answer: If you witness someone who is usually overweight, snores alot, and you see waking up and gasping for air (apneic periods) you can almost guarantee they have a sleep apnea. Proper testing should be done to confirm and the proper treatment can be started.

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