Aspire for Sleep Apnea
1. What is the Aspire Device?
Inspire is a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea that is an alternative to CPAP.
2. How Does the device work? Is it just for sleep apnea?
The Inspire device is placed under the skin of the neck and chest during an outpatient procedure. After healing, Inspire is turned on during sleep to treat sleep apnea.
3. How do I know I am a candidate for the Aspire Device?
Candidates for Inspire have moderate-severe obstructive sleep apnea, a body mass index of less than 35, and are unable to tolerate CPAP.
4. How soon will I see results from the Aspire device?
Results from treatment with the Inspire device are typically seen 1 month following the procedure.
5. What makes the Aspire device better than a Cpap?
Inspire eliminates the need for the mask in patients who are unable to tolerate treatment with CPAP.
6. How often do patients sleep better after using the device?
The Inspire device is programmed in a sleep lab 1 month following the implant procedure.
7. How exactly does the device work, is it invasive? How do I set it up?
Inspire is covered by most commercial insurance plans, and by Medicare.