Leslie McGuire had central sleep apnea, a frightening disorder where the brain sometimes fails to send the body the signal to breathe. Luckily, he's one of the first Americans to receive a new implant -- a sort of pacemaker for his brain.
Medical science has not been very successful in treating sleep apnea. Medications are available only to treat the sleepiness associated with this condition, not sleep apnea itself. http://www.trivedieffect.com/sleep-apnea-treatment/