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Method and apparatus for treating and controlling sleep disorders by detecting the presence of the sleep disorder under treatment, and, in response, selectively applying a predetermined electrical signal to the patient's vagus nerve for stimulation thereof to alleviate the sleep disorder under treatment. The method and apparatus includes several techniques for detecting the presence of the sleep disorder under treatment, such as sensing the patient's EEG activity in the case of insomniac and hypersomniac patients, or detecting a sudden nodding of the head in the case of narcoleptic patients, or sensing the cessation of respiration in the case of sleep apnea patients.

Title
Therapeutic treatment of sleep disorder by nerve stimulation
Application Number
7/695558
Publication Number
5335657
Application Date
May 3, 1991
Publication Date
August 9, 1994
Inventor
Joachim F Wernicke
League City
TX, US
Reese S Terry Jr
Houston
TX, US
Agent
O Connor Cavanagh et al
Assignee
Cyberonics
TX, US
IPC
A61N 1/36
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