Why Mix Ambien With Sleep Apnea?

Can you believe conventional medicine is so addicted to prescribing drugs that some doctors will recommend worthless medications like Ambien in addition to a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to patients with obstructive sleep apnea?

Evidently, physicians believe sleep meds encourage their patients to use their CPAP machines more often, an assumption proven false in a study of 72 men who were given a placebo, zolpidem (the generic name for Ambien) or none to use for 14 days before going to bed over the course of four weeks.

Yet, even though the group taking zolpidem didn't use their CPAP any more than the others, researchers still believed a sleep drug was the best option for some patients still complaining of insomnia. Unbelievable...

Fact is, you don't need a machine or Ambien to get more sleep, if you attack the underlying problem -- diet and exercise to make a difference.

Because sleep is such a fundamental component of optimal health, if you're having problems getting enough of it, I urge you to take a look at my 29 secrets to a good night's sleep

Chest, Vol. 130, No. 5, November 2006: 1369-1376

EurekAlert November 13, 2006

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