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.

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.

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Treating Sleep Apnea Without the Mask - NYTimes.com / not appropriate for our needs, but fascinating!

Treating Sleep Apnea Without the Mask - NYTimes.com / not appropriate for our needs, but fascinating!

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Snorepin(TM) - The Smarter Solution Against Snoring and Sleep Apnea (Advanced Design Save Your Lungs) $9.60

Snorepin(TM) - The Smarter Solution Against Snoring and Sleep Apnea (Advanced Design Save Your Lungs) $9.60

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Does your child snore? Does your child show other signs of disturbed sleep: long pauses in breathing, much tossing and turning in the bed, chronic mouth breathing during sleep, night sweats (owing to increased effort to breathe)? All these, and especially the snoring, are possible signs of sleep apnea, which is commoner among children than is generally recognized.

Does your child snore? Does your child show other signs of disturbed sleep: long pauses in breathing, much tossing and turning in the bed, chronic mouth breathing during sleep, night sweats (owing to increased effort to breathe)? All these, and especially the snoring, are possible signs of sleep apnea, which is commoner among children than is generally recognized.

Provent Sleep Apnea Device - See more tips for getting good sleep at night and for snoring and sleep apnea solutions at StopSnoringPlease.com

Provent Sleep Apnea Device - See more tips for getting good sleep at night and for snoring and sleep apnea solutions at StopSnoringPlease.com

Sleep apnea may cause more severe heart problems in women than in men, according to a recent study.

Sleep apnea may cause more severe heart problems in women than in men, according to a recent study.

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