Pacemaker under tongue may stop snoring

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The Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation System, works by stimulating the nerve which controls the muscles of tongue.

Scientists have come up with a new pacemaker-style device which they claim when implanted underneath one’s tongue could help stop snoring. A team claims that the new implant, called the Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation System, works by stimulating the nerve which controls the muscles of tongue, thus helping reduce the severity of sleep apnoea, a major cause of snoring.

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Implanted Pacemaker-like Device Zaps Tongue to Block Snoring, Sleep Apnea

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Rik Krohn displays the remote control unit he uses to turn on an experimental nerve stimulator to combat his sleep apnea.

Loud snoring may do more than irritate your spouse: It can signal sleep apnea , depriving you of enough zzzz’s to trigger a car crash, even a heart attack.

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Urine Test ‘Can Detect Dangerous Snoring’

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Urinating on the steps is not how this test works…

A urine test that can differentiate between dangerous and safe snoring is possible, say researchers at the University of Chicago.

They looked at 90 children referred to a clinic to be evaluated for breathing problems in sleep, and 30 controls.

A number of proteins were increased in the urine of the children diagnosed with dangerous snoring.

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‘Snoreplasty’ – Two Minute Treatment That Cures Snoring

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British scientists have developed an anti-snoring jab that they claim can cure noisy snoozing in just two minutes.  The “snoreplasty” involves injecting a chemical called sodium tetradecyl into the roof of the mouth — the two-minute treatment eases snoring by stopping the soft tissue at back of the mouth from vibrating, the ‘Daily Mail’ reported.

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Sleep Apnea May Lead to Memory Loss

Sleep Apnea May Lead to Memory Loss

 Bad sleep may be worse than anyone thought

Loud snoring can seriously affect your memory. In what will come as a stern warning for bad sleepers everywhere, scientists have for the first time discovered that people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) suffer tissue loss in brain regions that help store memory.

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Frog Design Digital Escape, The Virtual Reality Mask With Smells

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Menacing and Smelly

 

Someone at famed design firm Frog Design must have been having a bad day when this Digital Escape design was conceived. Don’t like your world? Strap on this “lifestyle product of the future” and transport yourself to a different dimension with your own sights, sounds, smells, and air quality – the rest of the planet be damned!

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Study: Snoring Linked to Heart Disease

 Study:  Snoring Linked to Heart Disease

Snoring can cause more than a disrupted night’s sleep – it may trigger high blood pressure which can lead to heart disease or even a stroke.

Researchers at Semmelweis University in Budapest in Hungary have carried out a study and found that loud snoring with breathing pauses is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

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