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Inspire® Therapy

NorthShore University HealthSystem was the first sleep center in the Chicago region to offer Inspire therapy, a new clinically proven treatment option, approved by the FDA. Inspire© therapy is specifically designed for people with moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea OSA who are unable to use Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP).

While CPAP and oral appliances work from “the outside in” during sleep to prevent your tongue and other soft tissues from relaxing and obstructing your airway, Inspire® therapy works from “the inside out.”

What to Expect

Inspire therapy is a small, fully implanted system that continuously monitors your breathing patterns during sleep. Based on your unique breathing patterns, the system delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, which keeps the airway open. It does not require a mask or oral appliance.
The Inspire system consists of three fully implanted components: a small generator, breathing sensor lead, and stimulation lead, all controlled by the small handheld Inspire sleep remote.

For More Information

If you have sleep problems but have not yet been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, please call the NorthShore Sleep Center at 847.570.2645.

If you have already tried CPAP for documented obstructive sleep apnea and would like to be evaluated to determine if Inspire therapy is right for you, please call NorthShore Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at 847.504.3300 to schedule a consultation.