Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates and Hypnotics are sedative hypnotics that will increase drowsiness and sleep. They are used for sleep disorders, psychological disorders and anesthesia. These medications make you breathe more slowly and less deeply.
Sedatives can relax the muscles and cause the soft palate or tongue to fall back and create a blockage in the upper air passage at the back of the throat. Of course, for patients who already, such as sleep apnea, the use of these drugs will only exacerbate these effects.
When going into the hospital or medical office for a procedure using anesthesia or sedatives, in addition to the admission survey conducted with hospitalized patients, they are now being asked if they’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, If they do have sleep apnea, depending on the severity, they may be recommended for surgery at the main hospital rather than at a same-day surgery center
so they can be monitored more closely, Their sleep apnea diagnosis is noted in their medical history, and patients are told that they must use their CPAP machines or oral appliance after procedures, especially if they’re taking pain medications.