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Family Sleep Diagnostics provides Inspire Therapy in the Dallas, Texas, Fort Worth, Area.

Inspire therapy is a small, fully implanted system that senses breathing patterns and delivers mild stimulation to maintain multilevel airway patency during sleep. Upper airway stimulation technology provides a first of its kind alternative for those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea who are unable to use or get consistent benefit from CPAP.

The Inspire system consists of three implanted components, including a neurostimulator, a pressure sensing lead and stimulation lead, all controlled with the small handheld Inspire sleep remote. Thoughtful patient selection, targeted stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve, and optimal stimulation timing all play an important role in maintaining airway patency and improving patient outcomes.

 

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The Inspire Procedure

For most patients, the Inspire system can be implanted during an outpatient procedure. Patients may experience some pain and swelling at incision sites but should be able to return to non-strenuous activities after a few days. Approximately one month after implantation, patients return to their doctor’s office where the Inspire system is activated through a wireless connection, personalized stimulation settings are established and patients are trained to use the handheld sleep remote.