Treatments for Sleep Apnea
Treatment may involve the following:
While a number of drugs have been investigated for use in treating sleep apnea, none have yet proven to significantly reduce apnea episodes.
American Sleep Apnea Association website. Available at: http://www.sleepapnea.org/ .
Cecil Textbook of Medicine. 21st ed. WB Saunders Company; 2000.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ .
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/ .
Last reviewed May 2007 by Elie Edmond Rebeiz, MD, FACS
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