Can benzodiazepines cause sleep apnea?

R/O OSA. NO THEY MAY WORSEN IT: OSA can be suggested with underling obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP EVAL.VS HYOID SUSPENSION .
Definitely, SA. occurs when the soft tissue in the back of your throat relaxes during sleep and blocks the airway, often accompanied by the loud snoring. Another common signs of sleep apnea are sleepiness and tiredness during the day due to lack of sleep during the night. The benzodiazepines may worsen sleep-related breathing disorders. Talk to your sleep specialist for more information.