Inspire Sleep

Lake Grove ENT

Board Certified Otolaryngologist & Otolaryngologic Allergy located in Lake Oswego, OR

If you struggle to get a sound night’s sleep and snore loudly, you’re not alone — 39 million adults in the United States have obstructive sleep apnea. At Lake Grove ENT in Lake Oswego, Oregon, board-certified otolaryngologists offer cutting-edge, mask-free Inspire® therapy to help you breathe easier and sleep soundly. Schedule an evaluation by phone or request one online today to learn more.

What is Inspire therapy?

Inspire is a maskless obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) solution. It’s a surgical procedure that uses an implant to keep your airway open during sleep, a remote, and an app to ensure a better night’s rest in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Inspire is an alternative to wearing a CPAP mask.

What are the benefits of Inspire?

Inspire therapy is a simple OSA treatment that offers an array of benefits, including:

  • Comfortability
  • Ease of use
  • Less snoring 
  • Sound sleeping
  • More energy during the day
  • Less gasping for air
  • Reduced breathing pauses during sleep

Inspire has reduced snoring in 90% of individuals using the treatment. You don’t have to deal with wearing a mask or being hooked up to a machine.

The treatment is covered by most commercial insurance companies, Veterans Affairs (VA), and Medicare. 

Who can get Inspire for obstructive sleep apnea?

Candidates for Inspire therapy are those struggling with obstructive sleep apnea who have previously tried a CPAP machine without success. Signs of sleep apnea include:

  • Gasping for air during sleep
  • Brief periods of stopped breathing
  • Waking up tired
  • Loud snoring
  • Morning headaches
  • Waking up with a dry mouth

You must be at least 18 years old, not significantly obese, have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, and have experienced inconsistent results after trying CPAP treatment. 

Inspire therapy is also FDA-approved for pediatric patients with Down syndrome.

You must receive a referral from a trusted sleep apnea clinic, have an apnea hypoxia index (AHI) of 15-65, maintain a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or under, and complete a sleep study (within the last two years).

Inspire sleep clinics that can refer you to Lake Grove ENT include:

  • Pacific Sleep Program (PDX and Astoria) 503-228-4414
  • Bridgeport Family Medicine (Tigard) 503-639-7000
  • The Vancouver Clinic 503-603-9087
  • Emerald Sleep 541-683-3325
  • Asante Health 541-789-7000
  • Santiam Sleep 503-769-9455
  • Somnique Health 503-688-5536
  • The Corvallis Clinic 541-754-1268

As with any other medical procedure, consult with your doctor to know if Inspire therapy is right for you. 

How does Inspire treatment work for OSA?

Inspire technology involves a simple-to-use system that includes a remote control, an Inspire implant, and an Inspire app. Your specialist implants the small Inspire device under the skin in your upper chest. The implantable device delivers gentle pulses to your airway to keep it open, allowing you to breathe easier and sleep soundly. 

You simply control sleep apnea treatment from the palm of your hand. Turn on the device before bed and turn it off when you wake up. Inspire monitors breathing patterns during sleep, delivering gentle stimulation to the hypoglossal nerve that controls tongue and airway muscle movements. 

The Inspire app tracks your sleep goals, allowing you to share data with the Lake Grove ENT team.

Schedule an appointment at Lake Grove ENT by phone or request a consultation online today to learn more about Inspire for OSA and determine if it’s right for you.