Inspire Sleep Apnea Innovation
If you have been diagnosed with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, there is a new treatment option called the Inspire Sleep Apnea Innovation. It’s an operation that implants a battery-powered pacemaker into your neck and upper chest which stimulates your tongue to move forward in your mouth when you breathe in while sleeping. You can learn more about this treatment on the device manufacturer’s website: inspiresleep.com. If you are interested in having this operation, you have to qualify. In order to qualify, you need to have a diagnosis of sleep apnea from an overnight sleep test, and you need to have failed conventional treatment with CPAP. Qualifying also depends on your body mass index (calculated from your height and weight), age, insurance coverage, and a short operation called a drug induced sleep endoscopy (DISE, for short). We are now offering the Inspire Sleep Apnea Innovation as part of our sleep apnea treatment program. You are welcome to come in for a consultation to find out if it is the right treatment for you.