A Sleep Apnea Innovation

Inspire is the only implanted sleep apnea treatment to be approved by the FDA, making it a safe choice for treatment. Inspire helps treat the root cause of sleep apnea rather than the symptoms. CPAP machines are the most common sleep apnea treatment but require the use of a mask, hose, and bulky machine. Inspire uses a small device that is controlled by you. When you’re ready for bed, turn Inspire on with the touch of a button, and let the device begin to work its magic. When you wake up, you can turn Inspire off the same way, and start your day with ease. 

The Inspire Procedure

Inspire is placed under the skin of the neck and chest. This is done through a short outpatient procedure that requires two small incisions. The incisions are placed beneath the chin and near the collarbone. The procedure leaves minimal scarring and allows patients to resume most regular activities within a few days. After the procedure, the Inspire device will be turned on, and you’ll be able to begin sleeping peacefully.

Inspire has given me a new lease on life

Who Qualifies for Inspire?

To qualify for Inspire you must meet the following criteria:

1. Be an adult who is not benefitting from CPAP.

2. Have moderate to severe sleep apnea.

3. Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) less than 35 (less than 32 for some insurance plans).

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How it Works

Once the device is implanted, you will be given a small remote to turn it on and off. When you’re ready to fall asleep, just click the button to turn Inspire on. Inspire will then begin gently stimulating the airway muscles, which will keep you breathing normally. While Inspire is working, there is no noise, so you’ll be able to enjoy a quiet night of sleep. After your full night of sleep, simply click the same button, and then you’ll be able to go about your day. 

What Makes Inspire Different?

  • No bulky machines 
  • No masks or hoses
  • No noisy treatments  
  • FDA-approved treatment 
  • 90% of bed partners report their partners are no longer snoring after Inspire. 
  • 96% of patients say Inspire is better than CPAP and would recommend it to others.
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Inspire Fits into Your Life

CPAP machines can be bulky, with multiple pieces. This can cause them to take up a lot of room on your nightstand and be challenging to travel with. Inspire only requires a small remote that fits easily on your nightstand, in your suitcase, or even in your pocket. The remote only requires 2 AAA batteries, so you’ll be able to travel lightly without bulky machines, chargers, or masks. CPAP machines also require cleaning and maintenance, unlike Inspire which just requires replacement batteries. 


Does insurance cover the Inspire procedure?

Inspire is covered by most insurance plans if you meet the qualifications for the procedure.

What should I bring to my appointment?

You should bring any recent sleep studies. If you have not had a recent sleep study your Texas ENT physician can arrange to have one performed.

Will Inspire work for me?

Your physician will evaluate you to determine whether you are a good candidate for Inspire.

Are any other tests required to qualify for Inspire?

A short procedure called a Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE) is required to determine if you are a candidate for the device. Your Texas ENT physician will discuss this with you at your appointment.

What if I have more questions?

For the answer to other questions go to inspiresleep.com.

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