Does inspire sleep really work?

Inspire airway stimulation is a relatively effective treatment for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea when CPAP is not tolerated. Studies have shown that at 12 months it reduces the AHI from 29.3 to 9.0 events per hour, on average, representing a 68% reduction.

Is inspire as effective as CPAP?

96% of patients say Inspire is better than CPAP and would recommend Inspire to others. Improved daytime functioning from better sleep.

Is inspire safe for sleep apnea?

Important Safety Information Inspire therapy is indicated for moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea in adult patients with an apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) between 15 and 65. It should be used after you have tried positive airway pressure treatments and they have not worked, or you could not tolerate them.

What is the success rate of Inspire?

The procedure has obtained a surgical success rate of 72.4% (Inspire), 76.9% (ImThera), 55% (Apnex) at 12 months, and 75% (Inspire) at 60-month follow-up.

How long does inspire surgery take?

– The procedure to implant Inspire is typically an outpatient procedure lasting about 3 hours. For some special circumstances, your physician may recommend a single night stay in the hospital. – Pain after the procedure varies but for most patients is not severe.

Can Inspire be removed?

Inspire 002 Inspire therapy may not work for everyone. Your doctor may need to take additional steps to address your sleep apnea. There are additional risks associated with removing your system. If you and your doctor decide to remove the system, another surgery will be required.

How long does the Inspire battery last?

How long will the battery in Inspire last? The battery in Inspire is designed to last for approximately 11 years. Once it is running low, it is replaced during a simple outpatient procedure.

Can you have MRI with Inspire?

Patients who have any component of the Inspire system implanted should not undergo MRI. MRI can cause tissue damage as well as damage to the Inspire system and components.

What are the dangers of Inspire?

Possible adverse effects include, but are not limited to, the following patient related conditions:

  • Damage to blood vessels in the vicinity of implant.
  • Excessive bleeding.
  • Nerve trauma or damage.
  • Allergic and/or rejection response to the implanted materials.
  • Infection.
  • Local irritation, seroma, hematoma, erosion, or swelling.

Does inspire sleep stop snoring?

Benefits and risks of the Inspire device Data indicates that the Inspire device eliminates sleep apnea or significantly reduces snoring and daytime sleepiness.

Is inspire surgery painful?

You should feel a mild sensation from the stimulation. Typically, patients feel a tingling sensation or mild contraction in their tongue muscles. The stimulation should not be painful or uncomfortable and the level is adjustable. Your Inspire therapy-trained doctor will make any adjustments as needed.

What is the success rate of Inspire sleep?

Inspire boasts a high success rate. According to research from the STAR clinical trial, 86 percent of those living with someone diagnosed with sleep apnea reported either no snoring or only soft snoring after using Inspire for just 12 months.