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Inspire Therapy

Innovative Treatment for More Restful Sleep 

Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is proud to offer Inspire therapy, a new treatment option for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. This innovative solution can offer relief to people who cannot tolerate continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). It is the only FDA-approved obstructive sleep apnea treatment that works inside your body to treat the root cause of sleep apnea. Inspire is a small device placed during the same-day, outpatient procedure.

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How it Works

Inspire delivers mild stimulation to key muscles in the airway, allowing them to open during sleep. You simply turn Inspire on with a handheld remote before bed.

Throughout the night, the device continually monitors your breathing patterns, issuing stimulation as needed. When you wake up, you use the remote to turn off the therapy. Additionally, you can use the remote to pause therapy during the night if needed and increase/decrease therapy settings.

What is Sleep Apnea? 

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder in which an individual's breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep.

Symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Heavy snoring, gasping during sleep
  • Observed breathing pauses during sleep
  • Morning headaches
  • Feeling unrefreshed in the morning
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Impaired concentration, memory, vigilance and mood

Complications from lack of sleep due to sleep apnea could include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • High blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Stroke

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Inspire Therapy Might be Right for You 

You may be a candidate if:
•    You have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.
•    You are unable to use or get consistent benefit from CPAP.
•    You are not significantly obese.
•    You are over the age of 18.

Your doctor will also evaluate your overall health status and perform a physical examination of your airway to determine if Inspire therapy might be suitable alternative for you. 


Getting Started

To learn more about Inspire therapy and see if it might be right for you, call our patient navigator at 757-231-9137 with questions or to make an appointment.