Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation

Henry Ford is the first in Detroit to offer inspire therapy, which is designed for those with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea who are unable to use a continuous positive airway pressure device (CPAP). Through working with your doctor, you can determine if you would be a good candidate for this treatment option.

Inspire therapy is fully implanted and does not require a mask or oral appliance. This therapy continuously monitors your breathing patterns during sleep. Based on your unique breathing patterns, the system delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, which keeps the airway open.

The system consists of three fully implanted components: a small generator, breathing sensor lead and stimulation lead. All parts are controlled by a handheld sleep remote.