Featured Video 1:10

How It Works

Inspire works inside your body while you sleep. It’s a small device placed during a same-day, outpatient procedure. When you’re ready for bed, simply click the remote to turn Inspire on. While you sleep, Inspire opens your airway, allowing you to breathe normally and sleep peacefully.

Sleep Apnea Treatment
Consequences of Untreated Sleep Apnea 1:45

Sleep apnea occurs when the tongue and soft tissue in your upper airway collapse. Symptoms include

heavy snoring, gasping during sleep, morning headaches, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Untreated sleep apnea can lead to serious risk of stroke, diabetes, and hypertension.

Treatment Options for OSA 1:28

Sleep apnea treatment options include lifestyle changes, CPAP, oral appliance, Inspire, or anatomy altering surgery.

CPAP is the most common treatment by using a mask and hose to blow pressurized air into your airway. There are alternative treatments including Inspire, for those who cannot use or get benefit from CPAP.

Learn About Inspire
How Does Inspire Work? 2:20

Inspire works inside your body with your natural breathing process. It delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, which allows

the airway to remain open during sleep. Inspire is controlled by a small handheld remote. You turn it on when you’re ready for bed and off when you wake up.

Will Inspire Work For You? 1:39

You may qualify for Inspire if you have been diagnosed with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, struggle with or can’t get consistent benefit from CPAP,

and are not significantly obese (generally a BMI less than 35).

Your doctor will also examine your airway and review your most recent sleep study.

Steps to Get Inspire 1:39

There are three simple steps to sleeping with Inspire: an airway exam, the Inspire procedure, and turning on Inspire & confirming the settings.
Preparing for Your Appointment

Preparing for Your Appointment

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Remember to bring your most recent sleep study if you have one. You should also be ready to talk about your struggles using CPAP and why you are considering a CPAP alternative. Finally, it’s a good idea to write down your questions for the doctor and bring them to the appointment.
Common Questions
How Much Does Inspire Cost? 1:49

Most insurance providers cover the cost of Inspire. This includes broad private insurance coverage,

Medicare coverage across the US, and many VA and Military Hospitals.

Your personal cost will depend on the details of your insurance plan.

Will Inspire Limit My Activities? 1:21

Inspire should not limit your normal activities.

The current model of Inspire can undergo MRI on the head, neck, and extremities provided specific conditions are followed. Having a pacemaker should not disqualify you from being a candidate for Inspire.

What Does Inspire Feel Like? 1:13

Inspire sends mild stimulation to the motor nerve that controls your tongue.

This stimulation is very gentle and is designed to move the tongue forward without disturbing your sleep.

Getting Inspire
Airway Exam 1:13

The airway exam is also called a Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE).

During the exam, a camera records how your airway opens and closes. The exam takes about 20 minutes. After the exam, your doctor will let you know if Inspire is right for you.

Inspire Procedure 1:27

Inspire is placed under the skin during a two-hour outpatient procedure.

Most patients take over-the-counter pain medication and resume non-strenuous activities within a few days. You can resume more strenuous activities within a couple of weeks, under the direction of your doctor.

Inspire Care
Welcome to the Inspire Community 2:34

There are thousands of people like you who have chosen to treat their sleep apnea with Inspire.

Remember to bring your Inspire remote to your upcoming appointments.

Rest and Heal 1:05

After the procedure, you should be able to return to non-strenuous activities within a few days.

Take over the counter medicine for pain management. At your follow-up appointment, your doctor will check the incision sites and ensure you’re healing properly.

Learning Your Sleep Remote 5:11

The large green button turns therapy on. The gray button turns therapy off.

The white status ring around the large on button signifies whether therapy is on/off. Green means that Inspire is on; white indicates that Inspire is off. The plus button steps up therapy and the minus button steps down therapy.

The back of the remote indicates what step you are on. To pause therapy, press the green button one time. You don’t need to do anything for therapy to resume.

Tuning Inspire 1:36

With Inspire, you can find your optimal setting at your own pace.

Start on level one and stay there for 3-4 days. Then, step up one level every 3-4 days. Stop stepping up levels if the stimulation wakes you up. The goal is to find the level that gives you comfortable, restful sleep.

Life With Inspire 1:32

A few months after using Inspire at home, return to your sleep doctor for a sleep study.

During the sleep study, Inspire will be fine-tuned to get the best results for you. Remember to follow up with your doctor 1-2 times a year.

Additional Questions