Inspire Therapy for Sleep Apnea
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a common condition where your breathing stops and restarts many times while you sleep. Sleep apnea can prevent your body from getting enough oxygen.
More than 18 million Americans have sleep apnea. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. Depending on the severity, obstructive sleep apnea can potentially be life-threatening.
Recent research has shown that people with poorly managed sleep apnea are at an increased risk for heart attack, stroke, weight gain, high blood pressure and heart failure.
What Is Inspire Therapy?
Saint Vincent Hospital is now offering a new, innovative treatment known as Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation therapy. Inspire is the first implantable device for treating obstructive sleep apnea, working from inside the body and with the patient’s natural breathing process. It’s a small device placed during a same-day, outpatient procedure. When you’re ready for bed, simply click the remote to turn it on, and you’re ready to get a restful night’s sleep.
The Benefits of Inspire Therapy
- System can be implanted with a simple outpatient procedure for most patients.
- Personalized settings for each individual.
- Clinically proven to reduce sleep apnea events.
- High level of patient satisfaction and therapy adherence. In a clinical trial that tested the safety and effectiveness of this new therapy, patients experienced a significant reduction in sleep apnea events and significant improvement in quality-of-life measures