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Implant can help sleep apnea patients not frighten their partners

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iStock_000006247785XSmallSleep apnea sufferers have long had to use the dreaded CPAP mask, but there may soon be an alternative. Medical researchers have discovered that a small implant, attached to the hyperglossal nerve, is capable of ending your sleep apnea… and probably saving your marriage.

CPAP masks are uncomfortable, unattractive, but are sadly necessary for many to live through a night. The implant works by electronically stimulating the nerve, and causing the passage that respiratory passage to open again, allowing the person to breathe. The implant is placed in the patients neck, and then controlled by an external programming device. It also requires charging, since the implant is applying an electrical current.

Now I wonder if you can run Linux on the implant. Maybe Moblin?

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