Now Offering Inspire Therapy
Inspire therapy is a breakthrough implantable treatment option for people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea who are unable to use or get consistent benefit from Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). While you’re 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.
The Inspire obstructive sleep apnea device is controlled by a small handheld sleep remote. The remote allows you to turn Inspire therapy on before bed and off when you wake up, increase and decrease stimulation strength, and pause during the night if needed.
Is Inspire Therapy Right for You?
You might be a candidate for Inspire therapy if:
- You have moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- You are unable to use or get consistent benefit from CPAP
- You are not significantly overweight
- You are over the age of 22
Dr. Charous will also evaluate your overall health status and perform a physical examination of your airway to determine if Inspire therapy might be a suitable CPAP alternative for you.
How Inspire Therapy Works
Inspire therapy is a breakthrough obstructive sleep apnea treatment option now offered at Arizona Desert Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists. While you’re sleeping, Inspire monitors every breath you take. Based on your unique breathing patterns, the system delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, allowing the airway to remain open during sleep.
The Inspire system is fully implanted and consists of a breathing sensor lead and a stimulation lead, powered by a small battery. Using the handheld Inspire sleep remote, simply turn the therapy on before bed and off when you wake up.
Learn how easy it is to incorporate Inspire therapy into your life.
Denise, 62, was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea over 20 years ago. She tried everything to treat her sleep apnea: various types of masks, oral appliances and even surgery.
Nothing worked, until she tried Inspire. Now she wakes up refreshed, alert and without the headaches she used to deal with. Click on the video to hear more from Denise.
Arizona Desert Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists is a premier provider of comprehensive ear, nose and throat care. Dr. Charous uses the latest treatments and technologies to ensure the highest quality of care for patients of all ages.