Inspire: A New & Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment
Serious Long-Term Problems Can Come from Untreated Sleep Apnea
If you snore either regularly or occasionally, then you are not alone because around 50% of Americans snore at least occasionally. Unfortunately, health issues associated with snoring can arise quickly, and you may not even realize that your snoring is the cause of many of your problems. Without you even realizing it, snoring can lead to a lack of restful sleep leading to daytime sleepiness and other severe conditions like high blood pressure.
In the past, the best way to treat sleep apnea was with a mask, hose, or irritating mouth guard, but now you have a better option. At Hillcrest ENT, we now offer a revolutionary treatment for obstructive sleep apnea called Inspire.
Do you hate your CPAP machine? Hillcrest ENT can offer you a better option.
How Does Inspire Work?
Inspire is a revolutionary FDA-approved replacement for a CPAP or other irritating sleep apnea device. It works by monitoring your sleep and sending gentle pulses to keep your tongue from blocking your airway. It is implanted during a short outpatient procedure in which only three small incisions are made. Once the procedure is over, you will work with your doctor to tune the device to your specific need. After that, a good night’s sleep is as easy as pushing the button on your Inspire sleep remote to activate the device.
I Can't Stand My Other Devices. Will Inspire Work for Me?
Other devices used to treat sleep apnea can be frustrating. Machines like CPAP can be loud and cumbersome, while mouth guards can fall out or irritate the mouth. If you are looking to make a change, there are three steps to qualify for Inspire:
- Have a moderate to severe sleep apnea diagnosis
- Be examined by a doctor to ensure you are a good fit and not too overweight
- Undergo a short airway exam
What Is the Cost of Inspire?
There is no need to worry about the cost of Inspire as it is covered by most private insurances, Medicare, and the VA. Inspire also has a team that will help you throughout the insurance process.
Ultimately the cost of your procedure will depend on your insurance details but Inspire also helps you save in other ways. It can save you the frustration and irritation accompanied by those bulky machines that you may already be using for your sleep apnea.
Find A Good Night's Rest with Inspire at Hillcrest ENT
Not only do we treat all manners of chronic sinus pain and allergies, but we also treat sleep apnea at Hillcrest ENT. We believe that becoming the healthiest version of yourself starts with a good night's rest, and we can guide you in finally achieving that. So stop snoring, stop feeling fatigued, and rest easy. Schedule with Hillcrest ENT today.