New treatment for ‘slow killer’ sleep apnoea in hospital trial

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One of the UK’s leading sleep doctors hopes a new device could help people suffering sleep apnoea, which knocks years off a patient’s life expectancy. Vik Veer, an ear, nose and throat consultant, hopes the iNap device, he is currently trialling, will offer an alternative to other treatments for people with obstructive sleep apnoea (Osa), linked to serious disease and lower life expectancy. The Osacondition is when a person’s breathing repeatedly stops and starts while you sleep, resulting in loud snoring. This results in severely disturbed sleep leading to high blood pressure and strokes. It …

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