What is Inspire?
Inspire Sleep Apnea Innovation provides an alternative to CPAP by treating the root cause of sleep apnea through a gentle stimulation of key airway muscles during sleep, allowing patients to sleep without a mask, hose or machine. You simply switch on your device before bed and let the technology do the work.
How Does it Work?
Inspire is a small device that is placed under the skin of the neck and chest during a short, outpatient procedure performed by Dr. Gary Livingston, an otolaryngologist at the Ear, Nose + Throat Care Center. The device is turned on immediately and controlled by a small remote that requires only 3 AAA batteries. It is the only FDA approved obstructive sleep apnea treatment that works inside the body with just the click of a button.
Will My Insurance Cover it?
Inspire is covered by most major insurance providers, including Medicare. If you have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, are getting an inconsistent benefit from your CPAP or are struggling to use it, are over the age of 22, and are not significantly obese, it’s likely that you will qualify to utilize Inspire as a treatment. For those who have chosen Inspire, 90% of bed partners report a decline in snoring, if not an elimination of it and 79% of those armed with Inspire saw a reduction in sleep apnea events.