The Inspire Sleep Apnea Implant is a medical device that is surgically inserted into the body to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Visit us on Sleep Treatment-Metro Sleep.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) is a form of sleep apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is a disorder characterised by recurrent sleep apnea episodes. This is a condition in which breathing ceases for more than 10 seconds and oxygen saturation in the blood falls by more than 4%.
OSA syndrome develops when the muscles in the upper airways relax while sleeping, obstructing the respiratory tract. This causes a decrease in blood oxygenation which causes brief unconscious awakenings during the night. An unhealthy sleep pattern puts stress on the body, leading to high blood pressure and the development of serious diseases. Physical conditions such as hypertension, myocardial infarction, and stroke may be caused by OSA. They may also be psychological, such as depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, memory loss, and inability to concentrate.
A sleep study or polysomnography is needed prior to any treatment. The apnea index, which is the number of apnea episodes during one hour of sleep, is calculated by polysomnography and used to measure the seriousness of the disorder. If there are more than 20 apnea episodes per hour, regardless of the existence or absence of clinical symptoms, the apnea index is considered important.
CPAP therapy is the gold standard in care for OSA syndrome. However, CPAP therapy is not for everyone because many people find sleeping with a mask on their face unpleasant, and the machine itself can be noisy, particularly because it is often placed near the ears. Just 25% of patients are able to use CPAP therapy for an extended period of time.
As a result, Inspire Medical Systems Inc. recently developed the Inspire Sleep Apnea Implant, which is a very successful solution.
What Is The Inspire Sleep Apnea Implant And How Does It Work?
The Inspire Sleep Apnea Implant is a battery-operated system that facilitates sublingual nerve electrostimulation. The battery lasts for about ten years.
The device’s main unit is located under the skin on the front right side of the chest and controls the breathing process. The sublingual nerve, which causes muscle tension, is stimulated by the other electrode. This helps hold the airways open during sleep by opening the upper airways and allowing the tongue to stick out.