November 21, 2016
Having sleep problems? Stick this hose in your mouth. Try shoving these tubes up your nose. Bite down on this device. Wrap that sling around your chin. Strap this buzzer to your back.
Comfy, now? Because if none of those works, you can always have your uvula cut out and have a few layers of your tongue scraped off.
The sleeping disorder sleep apnea affects more than 18 million Americans, according to the National Sleep Foundation. It’s an involuntary cessation of breathing that occurs while a person is asleep. Those with untreated sleep apnea sometimes stop breathing hundreds of times during the night, often for a minute or longer. In most cases sleepers are unaware of these breathing stoppages because they don’t completely wake them up.