Inspire Sleep Therapy
More than 18 million Americans have sleep apnea. Depending on the severity, obstructive sleep apnea can be a life-threatening condition. Research shows that patients who poorly manage their sleep apnea are at a higher risk of having a heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, heart failure, or gaining weight. While a CPAP machine is often successful, studies show that about half of all patients that start using CPAP eventually stop using it.
What Is Inspire?
Inspire therapy is the first implantable device for treating obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. Those who have inconsistent results from a CPAP can now turn to Inspire for support. In contrast to CPAP, Inspire therapy works from inside the body and with a patient’s natural breathing process. Inspire works based on each patient’s individual breathing patterns and stimulates the hypoglossal nerve to control the proper muscles.
How Does Inspire Work?
Inspire therapy includes a small generator, a sensing lead, and a stimulation lead. Patients can control Inspire through a handheld remote. The remote allows patients to turn the device on and off, control the stimulation strength, and pause the device when needed. Once turned on the device delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles. This, in turn, keeps the airway open during sleep.
Ideal Candidates For Inspire
Candidates for Inspire are in good general health, not significantly overweight and suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. If you believe that you would benefit from Inspire ENT & Allergy Centers of Texas can help. Potential candidates can visit one of our three Texas locations for a consultation with Dr. Thrasher or Dr. Pahlavan. Dr. Thrasher and Dr. Pahlavan were the first doctors to work with Inspire therapy in Collin County. After your consultation and examination, our office will determine the best course of treatment for your sleep apnea.
Benefits of Inspire
Patients who have unsuccessful results from a CPAP are likely to turn to Inspire. Additionally, patients who suffer from the following are likely to choose Inspire.
- Sleep Deprivation
- Lack of oxygen while sleeping
- Short & long term health risks including heart disease, heart attack, stroke, depression and memory loss
- Unable to stay awake during the day or daily activities
- Had unsuccessful treatment through CPAP
Inspire Patient Testimonial
Video courtesy of Inspire Medical Systems. For more information visit www.inspiresleep.com.
Schedule A Consultation
If you believe you may benefit from Inspire sleep apnea therapy, call today! Contact our office at 972.984.1050 to schedule a consultation at one of our locations. Our practice serves McKinney, Allen, Plano and surrounding areas in Texas.