Now approved for use in Europe, the aura 6000 is a hypoglossal nerve stimulation treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. It consists of two parts, one implanted in the neck as well as an external controller. The idea is that muscles of the upper airway relax more than necessary in some OSA patients. The passage gets blocked and air can't flow repeatedly during sleep.
Hence hypoglossal stimulation, properly timed to breathing, can help to relieve the obstruction. ImThera, has developed a neurostimulation solution for people that failed to find a less invasive therapy for their obstructive sleep apnea. The aura 6000 implant provides night time electric stimulation to the hypoglossal nerve.
Ensuring a good nights sleep will generally lead to better brain function, memory and confidence.