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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — People living with sleep apnea may soon no longer have to wear those big bulky masks to bed.

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The FDA approved a new implant for patients called The Remede System.

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The small battery pack is surgically implanted under the skin in the chest area.

It stimulates a nerve located in the chest that is responsible for sending signals to the diaphragm to stimulate breathing.

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More information can be found here: respicardia.com/the-remede-system/