Possible new treatment for sleep apnea

A study into obstructive sleep apnea has found a new way to increase airflow without arousing patients from sleep.

Hypoglossal nerve stimulation (HGNS) produced marked dose-related increases in airflow in the patients.

This suggests that HGNS could be therapeutically effective, and could be an alternative to current treatments for the disorder.

The research is published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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