One touch before bed and the Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation System engages a system that automatically moves her tongue, reports ABC30.

“It is an implantable device that we implant in the right side of the chest and run a stimulation lead under the skin to the tongue,” said Kiran Tipirneni, MD, an ear, nose and throat specialist.

Doctors made three small incisions to insert the device. It operates on a battery, much like a pacemaker. Lepuschitz said she began to feel more alert during the day, just a few weeks after the implant.