I am suffering with Severe Sleep Apnea, Ive tried everything to no avail, I find the most distressing part of SA is The inability to Talk, Concentrate or Focus during work, Can Modafinil help?
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Modafinil is commonly prescribed for wakefulness and increased concentration for people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea or third shift syndrome. If you are using your C PAP machine effectively and are still having problems with wakefulness, then modafinil (Provigil) or armodafinil (Nuvigil) are definite possibilities.
i have narcolepsy and was prescribe modafinil 1st,although it did help me slightly i had horrible side affects,but every body is different.but yes this medicine is a stimulant... there can be many cause's for sleep apnea including narcolepsy-many people/docs do not know enough about narcolepsy it took me yrs to be diagnosed even though as my neurologist says im a text book case and have a certain symptom that does not go along with any other condition at all!!lol unlike sleep apnea... another common reason for sleep apnea is undiagnosed epilepsy(u can be fitting in your sleep and not be aware of it) also if u zone out alot and stare(even though ur not actually looking at what you seem to be stareing at) these are actually mini fits... and can make u extremely tired and have outbursts of anger for no reason... so maybe try seeing why u have sleep apnea..i hope this helps and good luck
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