Inspire Sleep

What is Inspire Sleep?

Inspire Remote

Inspire Sleep is an innovative treatment designed to address obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a common condition characterized by repeated interruptions in breathing during sleep. Traditional treatments for sleep apnea, such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, often involve wearing a mask connected to a machine that delivers a steady stream of air to keep the airways open. However, many patients find CPAP cumbersome and uncomfortable, leading to poor adherence and suboptimal outcomes.

How Does Inspire Sleep Work?

Inspire Sleep offers a less intrusive alternative by using an implanted device to stimulate the airway muscles, keeping them open during sleep. The Inspire system consists of three main components: a small pulse generator, a breathing sensor lead, and a stimulation lead. The pulse generator is surgically implanted under the skin, typically in the upper chest. The breathing sensor lead detects the patient's breathing patterns and sends this information to the pulse generator, which then sends mild stimulation to the hypoglossal nerve via the stimulation lead. This stimulation gently moves the tongue and other key airway muscles, preventing airway collapse and allowing for normal breathing during sleep.

Illuststration 2 incision

Why is Inspire Sleep Better Than CPAP?

The device is controlled by a small handheld remote, which the patient uses to turn the system on before bed and off upon waking. This user-friendly aspect of Inspire Sleep makes it particularly appealing to patients who struggle with the inconvenience and discomfort of CPAP machines. Additionally, Inspire Sleep is designed to be customized to each patient's specific needs, allowing for adjustments in the level of stimulation to ensure optimal comfort and effectiveness.

Does Inspire Sleep Work For Sleep Apnea?

Clinical trials and studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of Inspire Sleep in significantly reducing the number of apnea events per hour and improving overall sleep quality. Patients who have undergone the Inspire procedure often report substantial improvements in their daytime alertness, cognitive function, and overall quality of life. The device has been shown to be particularly beneficial for patients with moderate to severe OSA who have not responded well to CPAP therapy.

Inspire Primary Logo RGB DAYLIGHT

Schedule a Consultation

Inspire Sleep represents a significant advancement in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, offering a viable and effective alternative to traditional therapies. Dr. Volpi will perform a sleep study to confirm your sleep apnea diagnosis along with other assessments to ensure you are a qualified candidate for this treatment. Contact our office today at 212.873.6036 or fill out a form online to schedule your initial consultation.

Request an Appointment

Fill out the form Or call us

What Happens in a Consultation?

.01  Meet Dr. David O. Volpi, MD
.02  Discuss your sleep issues & what we need to achieve
.03  Learn about our plan to get you a good night’s rest

“The consultation was wonderful. I felt like Dr.Volpi was really trying to get to know me, and what I wanted.”


How May We Help?

* All indicated fields must be completed.

Accessibility Toolbar

Scroll to Top