New Device Shows Promise for Sleep Apnea Patients
An experimental device that’s supposed to help reduce obstructive sleep apnea seems is showing promising results, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The implantable device, called Inspire, provides a mild electronic stimulation to the patient’s upper airway during sleep to help prevent the tongue from collapsing and blocking the airway.
Researchers say a year after the device was implanted, patients experienced substantially fewer interruptions during their sleep. The device is under review by the FDA.