Sleep disorder. See Sleeping and Snoring.
Mar'2015 new options http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/sleep-apnea-treatment-gets-wake-up-call/
- device, called Provent Therapy, that patients insert into their nose before sleep. It creates positive airway pressure for relief of sleep apnea without the use of a mask or machine. http://www.proventtherapy.com/index.php
- neurostimulation device, known as THN Sleep Therapy, from ImThera Medical http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/sleep-apnea-treatment-gets-wake-up-call/
- Upper Airway Stimulation (hyperglossal) (Inspire) approved by FDA in 2014 implantable device that acts as a nerve stimulator. The device senses when a person stops breathing during sleep and stimulates muscles in the airway to keep it open. http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/DeviceApprovalsandClearances/Recently-ApprovedDevices/ucm398321.htm and https://www.inspiresleep.com/
- are Inspire and Imthera the same or different? Competitors, but similar. And there are others
- May'2019 update
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