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Is there any effect of nyquil on sleep apnea test?

I had a sleep apnea test done and took some nyquil before I went and was wondering if that could cause the test to be wrongThe reason I asked is because the results came back as mild sleep apnea and I feel tired all the time my husband says I snore alot do I feel like I have severe sleep apnea
Wed, 19 Jan 2011
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Hi. Welcome to Healthcaremagic

In Sleep Apnea, the person gets sleep disturbances/ wakes up during sleep. Person wakes up from 2 reason: 1. from obstruction of air ways (in pharynx) or 2. From Disturbances in brain.
NyQuil make you sleepy and drowsy. But in spite you sleepy, the test showed you that woke up frequently from sleep.
That mean you have sleep Apnea. Nyquil did not interfere with the test results. If you are symptomatic consult your MD for the treatment options.

Regards, Dr. Jagdish
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Is there any effect of nyquil on sleep apnea test?

Hi. Welcome to Healthcaremagic In Sleep Apnea, the person gets sleep disturbances/ wakes up during sleep. Person wakes up from 2 reason: 1. from obstruction of air ways (in pharynx) or 2. From Disturbances in brain. NyQuil make you sleepy and drowsy. But in spite you sleepy, the test showed you that woke up frequently from sleep. That mean you have sleep Apnea. Nyquil did not interfere with the test results. If you are symptomatic consult your MD for the treatment options. Regards, Dr. Jagdish