No Mask. No Hose. Just Sleep.
TIRED OF CPAP?
CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is the gold standard for Obstructive Sleep Apnea but more than 40% of the patients do not tolerate CPAP. Inspire® treats the root cause of sleep apnea by applying gentle stimulation to key airway muscles during sleep, allowing you to breathe normally, and more importantly, sleep without a mask, hose, or machine. It is the only FDA-approved obstructive sleep apnea treatment that works inside the body with just the click of a button.
WHAT IS INSPIRE?
Inspire® is a small device known as a hypoglossal nerve stimulator that is inserted under the skin of the neck and chest during an out-patient procedure. Within a month post-surgery, the Inspire sleep apnea device is activated. It is an ideal procedure for patients that have tried to use the CPAP and are not able to tolerate it for various reasons.
HOW DOES INSPIRE WORK?
Inspire® treats the root cause of sleep apnea by gently stimulating the nerve that moves the tongue and part of the soft palate forward during each inspiration, or breathing in, to increase the space behind the tongue and allow better airflow into the lungs. It is this very blockage at the space that creates apnea or hypopnea in many patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. When you are ready to go to bed, simply click a button to active Inspire and get the sleep you've been dreaming of.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR INSPIRE?
Dr. Khetarpal will consider various factors to determine if you are a candidate for the Inspire procedure. To qualify for the procedure, it is necessary to have a BMI of less than 35 and a respiratory disturbance index of 15 to 65. Thus far, the procedure has been approved for ages 22 and above. Besides meeting the above criteria, an endoscopic exam of the space behind the nose is necessary to see if you qualify for the procedure.
IS INSPIRE COVERED BY MY INSURANCE PLAN?
The Inspire Sleep Apnea Innovation device is covered by most insurance plans including Medicare. Depending on your insurance plan, approval of the procedure could take up to several weeks. Make your appointment today with Dr. Khetarpal at the Texas Sinus, Allergy, Snoring & Sleep Institute and find out if Inspire is right for you.