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Upper Airway Stimulation

Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Man with Inspire Sleep remoteInspire therapy is a breakthrough implantable treatment option for people with obstructive sleep apnea who are unable to use or get consistent benefit from CPAP. While you are sleeping, Inspire monitors every breath you take. Based on your unique breathing patterns, the system delivers mild stimulation to the hypoglossal nerve, which controls the movement of your tongue and other key airway muscles. By stimulating these muscles, the airway remains open during sleep.

How it works

Upper airway stimulation 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.

Inspire therapy is controlled by a small handheld sleep remote. The remote allows you to turn on the system before bed and off when you wake up, increase and decrease stimulation strength, and pause during the night if needed.

You may be a candidate for upper airway stimulation if you:

  • Have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea
  • Are unable to tolerate or benefit from CPAP
  • Are not significantly overweight
  • Are over the age of 22

During an office visit, the doctor will review your:

  • Sleep study results
  • Sleep apnea severity and history
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Overall health 
  • Airway anatomy 

Find out if you qualify today - call (269) 982-3368 or complete the form below:

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