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Sleeping pills typically make sleep apnea worse and should be avoided. This is due to the fact that most sleeping pills do the following:

  • Depress the central respiratory drive
  • Blunt the arousal response to hypoxia
  • Decrease muscle tone in the upper airway

It appear that the sleeping aid Ramelteon maybe an exception to this.[1]


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