Innovative Inspire Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Approximately 18 million Americans experience obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder that can cause serious problems such as excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue, memory loss and lack of concentration. These individuals have an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure.
What is Inspire
Inspire therapy is a breakthrough implantable treatment option for people with OSA who are unable to use or get consistent benefit from CPAP.
While you’re sleeping, Inspire monitors every breath you take. Based on your unique breathing patterns, the system delivers mild stimulation to the hypoglossal nerve, which controls the movement of your tongue and other key airway muscles. By stimulating these muscles, the airway remains open during sleep.
The Inspire obstructive sleep apnea device is controlled by a small handheld remote. The remote allows you to turn the device on before bed and off when you wake up; it also lets users increase and decrease stimulation strength, and pause the device when needed during the night.
How it Works
Inspire works inside your body while you sleep. It’s a small device placed during a same-day, outpatient procedure. When you’re ready for bed, simply click the remote to turn Inspire on. While you sleep, Inspire opens your airway, allowing you to breathe normally and sleep peacefully.
Is Inspire Therapy Right For You?
Inspire Therapy isn’t for everyone. If you struggle with any of the following, please contact us today to speak with an Inspire Therapy doctor.
- You have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.
- You are unable to use or get consistent benefit from CPAP.
- You are not significantly obese.
- You are over the age of 18.
Learn how easy it is to incorporate Inspire therapy into your life. Contact us at 847-299-2273 to schedule an appointment for an evaluation.