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Inspire Therapy Offers a Unique Approach to Tackling Sleep Apnea

You deserve a good night's rest. You need high-quality sleep, so you wake up feeling refreshed, not drained. At ENT Specialists in Novi Inspire Therapy is a treatment for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. It's a convenient alternative to continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP.

Inspire for Sleep Apnea at ENT Specialists

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you may feel exhausted and frustrated. You are not alone. Sleep apnea is a common condition, but it is also a serious one. Untreated, sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. We at ENT Specialists understand this frustration and can help to relieve your symptoms and get you on the road to better sleep with Inspire Therapy, available in Novi, Brighton, and Bingham Farms, Michigan.

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How does Inspire for Sleep Apnea work?

Inspire Therapy for Sleep Apnea is an implantable device that helps people with sleep apnea breathe more easily during sleep. It uses a small generator to deliver gentle stimulation to the nerve that controls the tongue. This helps keep the airway open so that people can sleep more peacefully and wake up feeling more rested.

The Inspire for Sleep Apnea device is placed under the skin in the chest during a short outpatient procedure. The entire system is implanted under the skin and requires no external equipment. The generator is about the size of a silver dollar, and the leads are about as thick as a spaghetti noodle.

Once the device is in place, people can adjust the stimulation level with a remote control. The device is designed to deliver just enough stimulation to keep the airway open without causing any discomfort.

Inspire Therapy is the only FDA-approved sleep apnea device that delivers stimulation to the tongue. It is an effective treatment for people with moderate to severe sleep apnea and can be an alternative for people who cannot tolerate CPAP.

Inspire Therapy vs CPAP

There are several types of sleep apnea treatments, including CPAP and Inspire Therapy. Both treatments can be effective, but they work in different ways.

CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is the most common sleep apnea treatment. It involves wearing a mask over the nose and mouth during sleep. The mask is connected to a machine that delivers air pressure to keep the airway open.

CPAP is effective for many people but can be uncomfortable or inconvenient. Some people find it difficult to sleep with the mask, and the machine can be loud.

With Inspire Therapy Novi patients are getting a newer treatment for sleep apnea. It involves placing a small device under the skin of the chest. The device stimulates the nerve that controls the tongue and keeps the airway open during sleep.

Inspire therapy is less invasive than CPAP and can be more comfortable. The device is also quieter than a CPAP machine.

Both CPAP and Inspire therapy are effective treatments for sleep apnea. Our team can help you determine which option is best for you.

What can Inspire Sleep Apnea Treatment do for you?

Struggling with sleep apnea can be frustrating and debilitating. Our Novi Inspire Therapy sleep apnea patients get many benefits, including:

  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Less snoring
  • More energy during the day

Reduced risks for heart problems and other complications associated with sleep apnea

Am I a candidate for Inspire Therapy?

Inspire therapy is a safe and effective treatment for sleep apnea. Most people with sleep apnea are candidates for Inspire therapy.

There are some general requirements for Inspire therapy, including:

  • Being at least 18 years old
  • Being unable to tolerate CPAP
  • Having moderate to severe sleep apnea

Some specific medical conditions may make you ineligible for Inspire therapy. These include:

  • Certain heart conditions
  • Allergies to metals
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity

Our team will work with you to determine if Inspire therapy is right for you.

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Consultation and Preparation

If you decide to move forward with Inspire Therapy in Novi, our team will help you prepare for the treatment. We will schedule a consultation to discuss the treatment process and answer any questions you may have. We will also need to collect some information about your sleep apnea. This may involve a sleep study, which can be done in your home or at a sleep center.

Once we have all the information, we will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. This plan will include all the details of your treatment, such as how often to receive stimulation and what level of stimulation to use. Our team will provide you with all the instructions you need to prepare for your treatment. We will also be available to answer any questions you may have.

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Inspire Therapy Procedure

Inspire Therapy is performed under general anesthesia during a 2-3 hour procedure. During this procedure, our team will place a small device under the skin of your chest. This device includes a sensing lead and a stimulation lead. The sensing lead will detect your breathing patterns. The stimulation lead will deliver electrical impulses to the nerve that controls the tongue.

After the device is in place, our team will test it to ensure it works properly. Once we confirm that the device is working, the procedure is complete. The device is turned on four weeks after placement, and is operated by the patient using a small remote control.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Inspire therapy is a long-term treatment for sleep apnea. Batteries inside the device are good for approximately 10 years, at which time a follow-up procedure will need to take place to maintain the device. You may notice some improvements in your symptoms immediately after the procedure. However, it can take several weeks or months for the treatment's full effects. Most people experience a significant reduction in their sleep apnea symptoms with Inspire therapy in Novi. In some cases, the treatment can eliminate sleep apnea altogether.

After the procedure, you will need to take it easy for a few days. You should avoid strenuous activity for at least two weeks. It is also essential to keep the incisions clean and dry. Our team will give you specific instructions on how to care for your incisions. You can generally expect to return to your normal activities within a few weeks. You will need to follow up with our team to ensure the device is working properly. We will also need to do periodic sleep studies to assess your progress.

Why ENT Specialists?

Our team at ENT specialists is dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients. We offer a full range of services for sleep apnea, including Inspire Therapy.

We are a leading provider of Inspire therapy in the Novi, Brighton and Bingham Farms region. We have helped hundreds of patients improve their sleep apnea symptoms significantly.

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Schedule Your Novi Inspire Sleep Apnea Treatment with ENT Specialists Today

Forget the hose, mask, and machine. Inspire Therapy is a new, minimally invasive treatment for sleep apnea that can help you get the rest you need. Contact us at 248-453-6033.

Inspire Therapy Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Inspire for sleep apnea is a comfortable treatment option. The device is placed under the skin in your chest, and most people report little to no discomfort after the procedure.

The risks associated with Inspire Therapy are minimal. The most common side effect is temporary pain or bruising at the incision site.

Is Inspire Sleep Apnea Treatment permanent? The treatment is a permanent solution to sleep apnea, but the device will need to undergo maintenance approximately 10 years following placement to change the battery.

No, Inspire Therapy is not for everyone. The device is only approved for people over the age of 18 but is also taking steps to provide treatment to pediatrics.

The Inspire Sleep Apnea Treatment cost will vary depending on your insurance plan.

Most insurance plans will cover at least a portion of the Inspire Sleep Apnea Treatment cost.

Schedule your ear, nose, and throat consultation today

You're entitled to a higher quality of life. At ENT Specialists, our warm and compassionate team will keep you comfortable and happy throughout your relief journey. Schedule your one-on-one consultation today to experience the difference ENT Specialists can make in your life! We offer ENT treatments in Novi, Brighton, and Bingham Farms.

25500 Meadowbrook Road Suite 220, Novi, MI 48375