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EXCESSIVE DAYTIME SLEEPINESS (EDS) DUE TO OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA) IS NOT THE SAME AS JUST BEING TIRED

Common signs of the condition include:

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Brain fog

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Falling asleep when you’re supposed to be awake

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Unrefreshing sleep

An estimated 18 million Americans have obstructive sleep apnea

Excessive daytime sleepiness due to obstructive sleep apnea:

  • Is a real medical condition
  • Makes it very hard to stay awake and alert during the day
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One study showed that 1 out of 3 people with obstructive sleep apnea who were compliant with their CPAP* still experienced excessive daytime sleepiness.

About Obstructive sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the upper airway narrows or is blocked during sleep. This creates a cycle of abnormal breathing and sleep interruption. Research suggests that this cycle may harm the parts of the brain that control feeling awake or sleepy.

IMPACT OF Obstructive sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is not just a nighttime sleep disorder - its impact may be felt during the day. Airway therapy, such as CPAP*, is important for treating the airway obstruction, but it may not completely relieve the symptom of excessive daytime sleepiness.

Are you always wanting to nap during the day? Consuming a lot of coffee or energy drinks? Excessive daytime sleepiness due to obstructive sleep apnea is a real medical condition. Talk to your doctor today.

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*CPAP = continuous positive airway pressure.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

SUNOSI can cause blood pressure and heart rate increases that can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and death. Your doctor should check your blood pressure before, and during, treatment with SUNOSI. Your doctor may decrease your dose or tell you to stop taking SUNOSI if you develop high blood pressure that does not go away during treatment with SUNOSI.

What is SUNOSI?
SUNOSI is a prescription medicine used to improve wakefulness in adults with excessive daytime sleepiness due to narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
  • SUNOSI does not treat the underlying cause of OSA and does not take the place of any device prescribed for OSA, such as a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. It is important that you continue to use these treatments as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
SUNOSI (solriamfetol) is available in 75 mg and 150 mg tablets and is a federally controlled substance (C-IV) because it contains solriamfetol that can be a target for people who abuse prescription medicines or street drugs. Keep SUNOSI in a safe place to protect it from theft. Never give or sell your SUNOSI to anyone else because it may cause death or harm them and it is against the law. Tell your doctor if you have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines, or street drugs.
Before taking SUNOSI, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
  • have heart problems, high blood pressure, kidney problems, diabetes, or high cholesterol
  • have had a heart attack or a stroke
  • have a history of mental health problems (including psychosis and bipolar disorders), or of drug or alcohol abuse or addiction
  • are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if SUNOSI will harm your unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if SUNOSI passes into your breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take SUNOSI.
What are the possible side effects of SUNOSI?
SUNOSI may cause serious side effects, including:
  • Increased blood pressure and heart rate. SUNOSI can cause blood pressure and heart rate increases that can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and death. Your doctor should check your blood pressure before, and during, treatment with SUNOSI. Your doctor may decrease your dose or tell you to stop taking SUNOSI if you develop high blood pressure that does not go away during treatment with SUNOSI.
  • Mental (psychiatric) symptoms including anxiety, problems sleeping (insomnia), irritability, and agitation. Tell your doctor if you develop any of these symptoms. Your doctor may change your dose or tell you to stop taking SUNOSI if you develop side effects during treatment with SUNOSI.

The most common side effects of SUNOSI include:

  • headache
  • nausea
  • decreased appetite
  • anxiety
  • problems sleeping
These are not all the possible side effects of SUNOSI. Call your doctor for advice about side effects.