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New Snore Busting Device for Peaceful Sleep

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  December 29, 2010 at 7:43 PM Medical Gadgets   - G J E 4
A snore busting device that zaps your tongue causing the airways to open has been developed to check sleep apnea. Snoring can prevent people from falling into restorative stages of sleep and might disturb your sleeping pattern. People who snore need not necessarily have obstructive sleep apnea, but most people with obstructive sleep apnea do snore. The main cause of sleep apnea is that during sleep the tongue and throat muscles relax too much, enough to temporarily collapse and block breathing for about 30seconds. If unchecked, sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, weight gain, headaches and memory problems.
 New Snore Busting Device for Peaceful Sleep
New Snore Busting Device for Peaceful Sleep
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Earlier many patients with sleep apnea were advised to use a c-pap machine. While using the c-pap machine many people encountered problems like feeling of suffocation and waking up during sleep.

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But with this new snore busting device which is implanted in the muscles, mild electrical shocks are sent to the tongue so the person starts breathing once again. However this device is still in the testing phase.

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