A new device has been tested to treat people sufferring from sleep apnea. Traci Eldridge, a truck driver, took up the new treatment and was positive about it’s usage. The patient receives a hypoglassal nerve stimulation system, which is an implantable device that treats obstructive sleep apnea. It’s a pace-maker like device that delivers mild stimulation through tubes leading to the hydroglassal nerve. This nerve controls the tongue muscle by pushing it forward so that the airways keep open during sleep.
Some Indianapolis doctors are touting a promising new device to treat people suffering from sleep apnea.
This device is particularly convenient for patients who can’t or don’t want to use the mask to help with breathing during sleep.