Inspire Sleep Therapy
Inspire sleep therapy is a breakthrough implantable treatment option for people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea who are unable to use or get consistent benefit from Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). While you’re sleeping, Inspire monitors every breath you take. Based on your unique breathing patterns, the system delivers mild stimulation to the hypoglossal nerve which controls the movement of your tongue and other key airway muscles. By stimulating these muscles, the airway remains open during sleep.
The Inspire obstructive sleep apnea device is controlled by a small handheld sleep remote. The remote allows you to turn Inspire therapy on before bed and off when you wake up, increase and decrease stimulation strength, and pause during the night if needed.
Inspire sleep therapy is a clinically proven sleep apnea treatment option.
The STAR clinical trial, involving 126 Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) patients across the United States and Europe, began in 2010 to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Inspire therapy. One-year STAR Trial results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine1, in January 2014, and Inspire therapy received approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April of that year.
Long-term STAR Trial outcomes show that sleep apnea patients receiving Inspire therapy experienced significant and sustained reductions in sleep apnea events and significant improvements in both quality of life and daytime functioning*, as measured by various questionnaires.