I know people who have to use a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine to sleep each night. They are uncomfortable, cumbersome (especially for travel), and require the person to be hooked up all night. Getting up to get a drink or go to the bathroom is a pain to get everything hooked up again.
So, hurray for research!
"More than 25 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, making it as common as Type 2 diabetes. Given the number of potential patients, the drug easily could find a market, and might be especially appealing to those who quit using their CPAP machine. McCormick says he wouldn’t be surprised if many patients would trade in their machines for a pharmaceutical option. Many sleep medicine physicians are also extremely interested."