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The Inspire® therapy process

Each step in the Inspire® therapy process is important to be sure you receive the best results from your therapy. Rest assured, we’re here to help you along the way.

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Learn about Inspire therapy

Unlike other obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) therapies, the Inspire® implant works comfortably1 inside your body to help keep your airway open while you sleep, so you can breathe regularly and sleep soundly.

Answer a simple questionnaire to find out if Inspire therapy may be right for you.

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Attend an Inspire therapy consultation appointment

Meet with an Inspire-trained doctor. They will ask you questions about your OSA and your experiences with CPAP to help guide you through next steps.

Ready to schedule your Inspire therapy consultation appointment?

Attend an Inspire therapy consultation appointment

Meet with an Inspire-trained doctor. They will ask you questions about your OSA and your experiences with CPAP to help guide you through next steps.

Ready to schedule your Inspire therapy consultation appointment?

03

Complete an airway exam

The airway exam is a simple routine checkup to confirm the Inspire implant will work for you. Your doctor will use a tiny camera to look inside your airway. It usually takes about 20 minutes. Most people feel little to no discomfort.

04

Get the Inspire implant

The small Inspire® implant is placed near your collarbone during an approximately 90-minute outpatient procedure. After the procedure, most people require nothing more than over-the-counter pain medication, and within a few days, can resume non-strenuous activities.

Get the Inspire implant

The small Inspire® implant is placed near your collarbone during an approximately 90-minute outpatient procedure. After the procedure, most people require nothing more than over-the-counter pain medication, and within a few days, can resume non-strenuous activities.

05

Turn on Inspire therapy

During a follow-up appointment your doctor will turn on your Inspire therapy and show you how to use the small handheld Inspire™ remote to turn your therapy on and off. Your doctor will guide you through a “step-up process” to adjust your therapy settings to best meet your needs.

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Complete a follow-up sleep study

The final step in the Inspire therapy process is a follow-up sleep study to verify Inspire therapy is meeting your "sleep better" goals. Once you and your doctor determine the best Inspire therapy settings for you, the process is complete!

You’ll meet with your sleep doctor as needed – usually 1-2 times per year – for checkups.

Looking to connect?

To learn more about Inspire therapy and get insights on what to expect, connect with an Inspire Patient Ambassador.

1 Suurna [AH1] MV, Steffen A, Boon M, et al. Impact of Body Mass Index and Discomfort on Upper Airway Stimulation: ADHERE Registry 2020 Update. Laryngoscope 2021; 131(11): 2616-2624