Inspire Therapy

Inspire for Sleep Apnea at Dayton Respiratory Center

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you may feel exhausted and frustrated. You are not alone. Sleep apnea is a common condition, but it is also a serious one. Untreated, sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. We at Dayton Respiratory Center understand this frustration and can help to relieve your symptoms and get you on the road to better sleep with Inspire Therapy.

How does Inspire for Sleep Apnea work?

Inspire Therapy for Sleep Apnea is an implantable device that helps people with sleep apnea breathe more easily during sleep. It uses a small generator to deliver gentle stimulation to the nerve that controls the tongue. This helps keep the airway open so that people can sleep more peacefully and wake up feeling more rested.

The Inspire for Sleep Apnea device is placed under the skin in the chest during a short outpatient procedure. The entire system is implanted under the skin and requires no external equipment. The generator is about the size of a silver dollar, and the leads are about as thick as a spaghetti noodle.

Once the device is in place, people can adjust the stimulation level with a remote control. The device is designed to deliver just enough stimulation to keep the airway open without causing any discomfort.

Inspire Therapy is the only FDA-approved sleep apnea device that delivers stimulation to the tongue. It is an effective treatment for people with moderate to severe sleep apnea and can be an alternative for people who cannot tolerate CPAP.

Inspire Therapy vs CPAP

There are several types of sleep apnea treatments, including CPAP and Inspire Therapy. Both treatments can be effective, but they work in different ways.


CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is the most common sleep apnea treatment. It involves wearing a mask over the nose and mouth during sleep. The mask is connected to a machine that delivers air pressure to keep the airway open.

CPAP is effective for many people but can be uncomfortable or inconvenient. Some people find it difficult to sleep with the mask, and the machine can be loud.

Inspire Therapy

With Inspire Therapy our patients are getting a newer treatment for sleep apnea. It involves placing a small device under the skin of the chest. The device stimulates the nerve that controls the tongue and keeps the airway open during sleep.

Inspire therapy is less invasive than CPAP and can be more comfortable. The device is also quieter than a CPAP machine.

Both CPAP and Inspire therapy are effective treatments for sleep apnea. Our team can help you determine which option is best for you.

What can Inspire Sleep Apnea Treatment do for you?

Struggling with sleep apnea can be frustrating and debilitating. Our Inspire Therapy sleep apnea patients get many benefits, including:

  • Improved quality of sleep
  • Less snoring
  • More energy during the day
  • Reduced risks for heart problems and other complications associated with sleep apnea.

Am I a candidate for Inspire Therapy?

Inspire therapy is a safe and effective treatment for sleep apnea. Most people with sleep apnea are candidates for Inspire therapy.

There are some general requirements for Inspire therapy, including:

  • Being at least 18 years old
  • Being unable to tolerate CPAP
  • Having moderate to severe sleep apnea

Some specific medical conditions may make you ineligible for Inspire therapy. These include:

  • Certain heart conditions
  • Allergies to metals
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity

Our team will work with you to determine if Inspire therapy is right for you.

View / Download the Inspire Therapy FAQ PDF

Consultation and Preparation

If you decide to move forward with Inspire at Dayton Respiratory Center, our team will help you prepare for the treatment. We will schedule a consultation to discuss the treatment process and answer any questions you may have. We will also need to collect some information about your sleep apnea. This may involve a sleep study, which can be done in your home or at a sleep center.

Once we have all the information, we will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. This plan will include meeting with an ENT surgeon for evaluation if you decide to proceed with Inspire Therapy. Our team will provide you with all the instructions you need to prepare for your treatment. We will also be available to answer any questions you may have.

Why Dayton Respiratory Center?

Our team at Dayton Respiratory Center is dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients. We offer a full range of services for sleep apnea, including Inspire Therapy.

We are a leading provider of Inspire therapy in the Greater Dayton region. We have helped hundreds of patients improve their sleep apnea symptoms significantly.

Schedule Your Inspire Sleep Apnea Treatment Evaluation with Dayton Respiratory Center

Forget the hose, mask, and machine. Inspire Therapy is a new, minimally invasive treatment for sleep apnea that can help you get the rest you need. Contact us at (937) 963-9599.

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