Sleep apnea is thought to affect almost 30 million people in the U.s. or 12 percent of the population.
Although it is common, it is often undiagnosed and untreated. More than 200,000 cases in the U.S. are reported per year.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) happens when there is a problem with the upper airway obstruction, in the mouth and throat
Central sleep apnea (CSA) happens when your brain doesn’t signal your muscles in the right way. It causes you to stop breathing briefly or to breathe so lightly that you don’t get enough oxygen.
- loud snoring
- restless sleep
- sore and/or dry throat upon waking up
- waking up with a headache
- daytime sleepiness
- feeling sluggish and nodding off throughout the day
- low energy
- cognitive impairment like forgetfulness, memory loss, hard to concentrate, irritable, moodiness, personality changes, depression, anxiety
- enlarged tonsils or adenoids
- excessive overbite
- mouth breathing
10 potential health problems if your sleep apnea goes untreated:
- High blood pressure
- Heart Disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Weight Gain
- Metabolic syndrome, which is a group of health conditions that includes 3 things: high blood sugar, low levels of good HDL cholesterol, high levels of triglycerides, a type of blood fat, too much fat around your waist , high blood pressure
- Adult asthma
- Acid reflux
- Daytime sleepiness
- Car accidents
- Memory loss
Inspire is the only FDA approved obstructive sleep apnea treatment that works inside your body to treat the root cause of sleep apnea with just the click of a button.
How it Works
Inspire works inside your body while you sleep. It’s a small device placed during a same-day, outpatient procedure.
When you’re ready for bed, simply click the remote to turn Inspire on. While you sleep, Inspire opens your airway, allowing you to breathe normally and sleep peacefully.
For more details, go to https://www.inspiresleep.com/
Most people who use it say they sleep better, feel better, feel healthier overall, and can exercise because their energy is better. That’s great news!
Other treatments include mouth appliances, nerve stimulators, and as a last resort, surgery.