Inspire Therapy

Inspire Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A mask-free solution for sleep apnea treatment

The Lung and Sleep Center of North Texas is committed to delivering advanced and effective treatment options for sleep apnea. We are excited to provide Inspire therapy, an innovative alternative to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment for managing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with no mask required.

What is Inspire therapy?

Inspire therapy offers a groundbreaking approach to treating OSA, intended to provide relief for individuals who are unable to benefit from CPAP therapy. It is an easy to use, remote controlled, implantable system that targets the root cause of sleep apnea by stimulating the hypoglossal nerve, which controls the tongue and other key airway muscles.

How does Inspire therapy work?

Inspire therapy involves a three-component system: a small generator device, a breathing sensor, and a stimulation cuff. The generator is implanted under the skin in the upper chest area, and it generates and delivers mild electrical impulses. The breathing sensor detects breathing patterns, while the stimulation cuff delivers gentle impulses to the hypoglossal nerve during sleep. These impulses move the tongue and other muscles, opening the airway and allowing for normal breathing throughout the night. To use Inspire, simply turn on the system using a handheld remote before sleeping, and use the same remote to turn it off after waking up.

Who is eligible for Inspire therapy?

You may be eligible for Inspire therapy if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea
  • Have not experienced significant improvement with or are unable to tolerate CPAP treatment
  • Are not significantly overweight
  • Are over the age of 18

Watch the news story below to hear one woman’s experience with obstructive sleep apnea and how Inspire therapy changed her life:

Interested in Inspire therapy?

Our dedicated team is here to guide you through the process, from evaluation and implantation to ongoing support and follow-up care. Schedule an appointment today and determine if Inspire is right for you: