A tiny device placed under the skin can relieve a type of chronic snoringthat can double the risk of death, according to researchers.

 

The matchbox-sized implant can regulate breathing throughout the night to combat central sleep apnea, where sufferers temporarily stop breathing as they sleep. A study looking at patients with heart failure, for whom central sleep apnea can double the risk of dying, found that the device was effective at regulating breathing. (MontrealGazette)

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Novel device successfully treats central sleep apnea in heart failure

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