If sleep apnea is causing you difficulty sleeping, Inspire may be right for you.

Call 704-295-3000 to Schedule an Inspire Consultation

  1. What is the Inspire Sleep Apnea treatment?
  2. How does Inspire for Sleep Apnea work?
  3. Inspire vs. CPAP
  4. Receiving the Inspire Sleep Apnea Treatment at CEENTA

What is the Inspire sleep apnea treatment?

Inspire sleep apnea

Inspire is a well-tested, FDA-approved device that helps patients with obstructive sleep apnea and is an alternative to CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure). The device is implanted into your body and opens your upper airway, allowing for easier breathing while you sleep.

How does Inspire for sleep apnea work?

When you are ready to sleep, simply click a button on a remote control to activate the device. While you sleep, the Inspire senses your breathing and sends a gentle pulse that moves your tongue and upper airway to keep you breathing freely. These pulses can be adjusted based on your comfort level to ensure that it does not prevent you from achieving full sleep. Inspire is implanted in a quick outpatient procedure. You and your doctor will then work to fine-tune your device to ensure the best outcomes.

Inspire vs CPAP

The only external piece of Inspire is the small remote control. It does not require wearing a mask or bulky hoses, like a CPAP machine. The device is always with you, whether you are traveling in a plane, camping, or napping on the couch.

While most insurances cover Inspire, please check with your insurance company to ensure they would pay for your treatment.

The doctors at CEENTA can determine whether you are a candidate based on three typical criteria: 1) Moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. 2) Weight below a certain Body Mass Index (BMI) and 3) A short, outpatient twilight procedure that shows the pattern of airway collapse during sleep. When these criteria are met, Inspire may be right for you. If not, other surgeries may be helpful for your sleep apnea as well.

Who are ideal candidates for Inspire Sleep Apnea treatment?

Candidates who are suitable for the Inspire implant include those who are:

  • Diagnosed with moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea, specifically an Apnea-Hypopnea Index (i.e. the number of times they stop breathing each hour) between 15 and 65
  • Unable to use or get consistent benefit from CPAP
  • Not significantly overweight
  • Over age 18

What are the results of Inspire Sleep Apnea treatment?

The Inspire Sleep Apnea Innovation has been covered in over 100 peer-reviewed publication as of October 2020. From these studies, notable outcomes have included:

  • 90% of bed partners reported no snoring or soft snoring1
  • 79% reduction in sleep apnea events1
  • 94% of people are satisfied with Inspire2
  • 96% of Inspire patients say Inspire is better than CPAP & would recommend Inspire to others2
    1: Woodson et al., OTO-HNS 2018.
    2: Heiser et al., ERJ 2019.

Receiving the Inspire Sleep Apnea Treatment at CEENTA

We look forward to helping patients who are struggling with CPAP with this implantable technology. Our sleep specialists can consult with you to see if you are an ideal candidate for this procedure and explain its benefits for your sleep apnea.

Call 704-295-3000 to Schedule an Inspire Consultation

This website is optimized for more recent web browsers. Please consider these upgrade options: IE10+(IE10+, Chrome Chrome, Firefox Firefox.
 Schedule An Appointment