Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that affects 22 million Americans. For those with OSA, the tongue, soft palate, or tonsils collapse onto the back of the throat, leading to weak or stopped breathing. Symptoms include:
- Sudden waking
- Chronic fatigue
- Daytime sleepiness
- Morning headaches
- Restless sleep
Long-term effects of untreated sleep apnea include:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
The most common treatment for OSA is a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine, which uses a mask, hose, and pressurized air to keep your airway open while you sleep.
A CPAP Alternative
If you’ve been diagnosed with moderate to severe OSA, haven’t had success with CPAP, are not significantly overweight, and are over age 22, you might get relief from the FDA-approved sleep-apnea alternative Inspire.
You turn on Inspire with a small, handheld remote before bed — no oral appliance or mask needed. The Inspire sleep apnea treatment lightly stimulates your airway muscles while you sleep, allowing you to breathe comfortably and naturally. When you wake up, you turn off the Inspire with your remote. The remote also controls your therapy settings.
If you think you’d be a good candidate for the CPAP alternative Inspire, contact us today to schedule a consultation!