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.

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/

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/

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!

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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