Never underestimate the value of sleep.
Examples of Common Sleep Disorders
Insomnia – This is a common condition experienced by 1 in 5 Americans nearly every night. You may have insomnia if you have difficulty falling asleep, wake frequently during the night, wake up early and cannot get back to sleep, or feel lethargic during the day. Often caused by stress, anxiety, depression, disease, or medications.
Once your sleep disorder has been diagnosed, the medical team will start working with you to find out what’s causing it and the best way to treat it. Sleep disorders can often be treated with lifestyle changes, including medication, better diet, exercise, and stress management.
For patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who are unable to use or get consistent benefits from wearing the CPAP mask, Dr. David Alexander offers an innovative surgical sleep apnea solution that'll have you on track to better, undisturbed sleep. To learn more about Inspire Therapy, click here.
Get Better Sleep with this Innovative Sleep Apnea Solution!
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a very common but disruptive sleep disorder that affects about 22 million Americans. OSA is caused by the airway’s soft tissues collapsing and blocking the flow of oxygen. As the brain senses this lack of oxygen, the sleeper wakes up very briefly just long enough to take a breath before falling back asleep. This may happen hundreds of times per night as the cycle repeats itself, causing very poor sleep quality. Left untreated, OSA can be deadly. It can cause accidents, mood swings, memory loss, stroke, and heart attack.
The most utilized treatment method for OSA is CPAP, short for “Continuous Positive Airway Pressure,” in which the patient wears a mask attached to a hose that blows pressurized air into the mouth to keep the airway open during sleep. However, studies show that about half of the people who are prescribed CPAP do not use it as prescribed. Other treatment options are available, but they may be just as burdensome, such as wearing oral appliances.
A new, effective sleep apnea treatment is here. No mask, no hose, just sleep.
If you have OSA but cannot not use a CPAP mask or oral appliances, Inspire may be right for you. Rather than having to wear a mask every night, Inspire works inside your body with your natural breathing process. Inspire works by mildly stimulating the airway muscles to keep it open as you sleep. You will be provided a small, handheld remote to turn the Inspire on before you go to bed and turn it off again once you wake up.
Inspire is an FDA-approved treatment for OSA that has helped over 8,000 OSA patients across the globe. It works by implanting the Inspire system under the skin of the neck and chest with 3 small surgical incisions during an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home the same day as the procedure. Most patients recover from the short surgical procedure quickly and only require over-the-counter medication to control any discomfort.
Inspire clinical trial results published in January 2014 concluded that patients who use the Inspire treatment had significant reductions in sleep apnea events and substantial improvement in their quality of life. These improvements were sustained during a five-year follow-up in 2019.
- 90% of patients’ bed partners reported soft or no snoring.
- Patients had a 79% reduction in sleep apnea events.
- 94% of patients prescribed Inspire treatment reported satisfaction.
- 96% of Inspire patients say Inspire is a better, more comfortable treatment compared to CPAP and would recommend it to others.