Have you struggled with obstructive sleep apnea and tried CPAP machines with no relief? There’s a new FDA-approved treatment available with no mask or hose involved.
An alternative treatment, called Inspire, works inside the body to restore muscle tone and open the upper airway while you sleep. Once implanted, this device is activated by the click of a remote at bedtime.
The Atlantic Health Inspire Sleep Program at Morristown Medical Center, certified as an Inspire Center of Excellence, is one of the few in New Jersey offering this innovative procedure.
How the Inspire Device Works
Inspire sends a gentle pulse to key airway muscles while you sleep, causing the tongue to move forward. This keeps airways open and allows you to breathe normally and sleep peacefully.
Benefits to Using Inspire
Alternative to 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.
Inspire is placed under the skin of the neck and chest during a short, outpatient procedure. After healing, Inspire is turned on and you’ll be ready to get the sleep you’ve been dreaming of.
Inspire was FDA approved in 2014 and has been proven both safe and effective in multiple clinical studies. It is the only FDA-approved obstructive sleep apnea treatment that works inside the body with just the click of a button.
Our doctors will work with you to determine eligibility, but you might be a candidate if you:
- have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea
- are 18 years old and over
- are not significantly obese
- have been unable to use or get consistent benefits from CPAP machines
The Process to get Inspire
After meeting with our doctors to determine your eligibility, our ear, nose and throat specialist will complete a thorough assessment of your airways. If you’re a good candidate, a short surgical procedure is scheduled to place Inspire under the skin of the neck and chest. Soon after the procedure, you’ll return to have the device turned on and fine-tuned to your body.
Physician services are provided by Atlantic Medical Group.
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