Tired of sleep apnea’s effect on your body & mind?
Your body needs quality sleep to function at its best. When your sleep is disrupted, your body and mind are not at their best, which negatively impacts your life. As someone who suffers from obstructive sleep apnea, you may struggle to be productive at work, have a shorter temper when spending time with your family, and even find it difficult to enjoy your favorite activities.
Does this sound familiar? You are not alone. An estimated 22 million Americans are living with sleep apnea, and an estimated 80 percent of cases of moderate and severe sleep apnea are currently undiagnosed 1.
In addition to impacting your life temporarily, causing you to feel agitated and tired, obstructive sleep apnea has long-term consequences. When obstructive sleep apnea goes untreated, you risk developing serious health issues, including:
- Cerebrovascular accidents (strokes)
- Increased blood pressure
- Heart disease
Take control of your sleep back from obstructive sleep apnea. Contact Ascentist ENT today to learn how Inspire can give you that control, and help improve your sleep, health, and quality of life.
Life wasn’t meant to be lived tethered to a hose!
Because of the impact sleep apnea has on your life, finding the right treatment is important. You may even rush the process in order to put an end to your suffering. One of the treatment options sleep apnea patients first consider is a CPAP machine.
The CPAP machine is a device that uses a hose and mask, which is connected to your face, to deliver pressurized air. CPAP has been used for over 30 years to treat obstructive sleep apnea and can provide some patients relief. However, not every treatment is right for each patient. In fact, around half of patients given a CPAP machine choose not to use it. For some, sleeping with a mask can be a bit obstructive.
When seeking relief from obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP is no longer your only option.
What is Inspire?
Sleep is important. Your body should not be forced awake in order to breathe, which occurs when you have sleep apnea. Inspire is a therapy that stimulates your airway, restoring your natural breathing process without stopping your sleep. This is accomplished through mild stimulation of the muscles in your airway. No mask is required!
Simple and Effective Treatment: How Does Inspire Work?
Inspire therapy, which is clinically proven to reduce or eliminate obstructive sleep apnea symptoms, works inside the body to restore your natural breathing process by addressing the cause of sleep apnea. When muscles in your throat relax they can block your airway. Inspire helps clear the way.
The Inspire device is placed inside the body during a procedure where several small incisions are made. The device is then fine-tuned with the help of your physician to best fit your needs and body. After the procedure is completed, you will be given a remote that you can click before going to sleep, activating the device. The Inspire device will stimulate your throat muscles when needed to ensure your sleep is not disrupted.
Are you a candidate for Inspire?
You might be a candidate for the Inspire procedure and device if you meet the following criteria:
- You suffer from obstructive sleep apnea
- Your sleep apnea is moderate to severe
- You have not received ideal or consistent results from a CPAP machine
- You are 22 years of age or older
- You are not significantly overweight
If you meet the above criteria, Inspire has the potential to change your life. To discover if you are an ideal candidate for Inspire, schedule your appointment with an Ascentist ENT physician today. We will begin with an initial examination to learn more about your condition and determine the best path to relief.
Say goodbye to disrupted sleep, fatigue, and frustration with Inspire from Ascentist ENT
Do you want to sleep soundly without living your life connected to a hose? This is possible with the Inspire device and procedure through Ascentist ENT.
Our team of nearly 20 physicians continues to grow because of our dedication to our patients. In addition to specializing in the Inspire procedure to treat obstructive sleep apnea, Ascentist ENT offers hearing screenings and aids, allergy testing and treatment, and additional services related to the ears, nose, and throat
Ascentist ENT offers convenient office locations in Kansas City, MO, Lee’s Summit, Merriam, Overland Park and Kansas City, KS. Ascentist ENT makes your care clear and simple with attentive and responsive physicians and an online patient portal.