A Breakthrough Treatment For Sleep Apnea
Now Offering a CPAP Alternative for People with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
We’re now offering Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) therapy, a new treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) for those who cannot use Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy.
Inspire therapy is the first implantable device for treating OSA. In contrast to CPAP, Inspire therapy works from inside the body and with a patient’s natural breathing process. The implantable system includes a small generator, a sensing lead and a stimulation lead. Turned on by a handheld remote, it delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, which keeps the airway open during sleep. For more information on how Inspire therapy works, please visit www.inspiresleep.com.
Why Use Inspire?
More than 18 million Americans have sleep apnea. Depending on the degree of severity, OSA can be a potentially life-threatening condition. Recent research shows that a person with poorly managed sleep apnea is at increased risk for heart attack, stroke, weight gain, high blood pressure and heart failure. While CPAP is often successful, studies show that roughly half of all patients that start CPAP eventually become non-compliant.
Inspire therapy works inside the body with the patient’s natural breathing process. The system is placed under the skin during a short surgical procedure, typically in an outpatient setting under general anesthesia. It provides an easier way to adhere to therapy, and improve outcomes.
Does It Work?
“78% reduction in sleep apnea events per hour.”
STAR Trial, New England Journal of Medicine
“It’s a way of life that’s very simple to incorporate. It’s like getting up and brushing your teeth every day.”
Inspire therapy recipient