Inspire for Better Sleep
- Posted on: Mar 15 2019
Spring is so close we can almost taste it, and the official first day of spring is actually just a few days away. When you wake up in the morning, do you feel excited and energized for a new day? Or are you thinking of crawling back in bed because you feel fatigued? Maybe you’ve been snoring a lot and your husband or wife is feeling a little more tired too?
You could be thinking that it’s allergies, or maybe you’ve been thinking of sleep apnea treatment. It’s true that this time of year can impact your breathing throughout the night. Pollen can limit your ability to breathe, but chances are you’re also impacted by something else.
Did you know that more than 18 million Americans have sleep apnea? Depending on how severe it is, obstructive sleep apnea can be a life-threatening condition. If you poorly manage your sleep apnea, you are at a higher risk of having a heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, heart failure, or gaining weight. And, if you have tried a CPAP machine, we applaud you. Many people find a CPAP machine helpful, but studies show that about half of all patients that start using CPAP eventually stop using it. Thankfully, there’s something else you can do about your sleep apnea.
What is Inspire?
Inspire is an implanted device that keeps your airway open while you’re asleep. It uses a small generator, a sensing lead, and a stimulation lead to create mild stimulation to the muscles that keep your airway open. It is controlled through a handheld remote, which you can operate yourself. The remote allows you to turn it on and off, control the stimulation strength, and pause the device.
Ideal candidates for Inspire are in generally good health, not significantly overweight and suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. You may benefit from Inspire if you have unsuccessfully tried CPAP machines, suffer from lack of oxygen when you sleep, or are tired and lethargic due to a lack of sleep.
If you’re curious about Inspire, get in touch to schedule a consultation. Call us at (972) 984-1050 to learn more about this new sleep apnea treatment today.
Posted in: Obstructive Sleep Apnea