In general.... ..Opiates will suppress breathing even further, and make apnea worse.
No. In general narcotics or any sedating medications will worsen sleep apnea as it suppresses breathing. Unless you're in a controlled and monitored setting like the hospital, I would not recommend it.
Consult with your Dr. Depend to your sleep apnea severity.
NO. Hydrocodone is a narcotic which depresses respiratory drive. Use extreme caution with apnea.
No. Try to avoid the narcotic/hydrocodone, as this will cause the airway to relax. Worsening the sleep apnea.