Inspire Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea affects millions of individuals throughout the United States, and can serious problems related to daytime sleepiness, chronic fatigue, memory loss and lack of concentration, which leads to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure.
Currently continuous positive airway pressure, also known as CPAP therapy is the preferred treatment method, not everybody can put up with the use and maintenance issues.
Thankfully there is an alternative for sleep apnea treatment from Resurgent Head and Neck Specialists - Inspire Therapy.
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.
Is Inspire Therapy Right for You?
You might be a candidate for Inspire therapy if:
- You have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea
- You are unable to use or get consistent benefit from CPAP
- You are not significantly overweight
- You are over the age of 22
Your doctor will also evaluate your overall health status and perform a physical examination of your airway to determine if Inspire therapy might be a suitable alternative for you.
How Inspire Therapy Works (Video)