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What is the Inspire device, and how can it help with sleep apnea?

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This implanted device is called an upper airway stimulator. It consists of a small pulse generator placed under the skin in the upper chest. A wire leading to the lung detects the person's natural breathing pattern. Another wire, leading up to the neck, delivers mild stimulation to nerves that control airway muscles, keeping them open.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Snoring."

MedlinePlus: "Snoring."

WebMD Medical Feature: "Five Natural Remedies to Stop Snoring."

American Sleep Apnea Association.

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 12, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "Snoring."

MedlinePlus: "Snoring."

WebMD Medical Feature: "Five Natural Remedies to Stop Snoring."

American Sleep Apnea Association.

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 12, 2017

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