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Inspire Therapy Good or Bad

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GodFather +0 points · 6 months ago Original Poster

Has anyone tried this procedure? I did a search on this forum, but couldn't find anything useful about it except that it seems to have been around for awhile. I've only heard about it on a TV commercial last night. I've visited their website https://www.inspiresleep.com. But everything sound too good to be true. Anyone hear or experience negative effects of this under your skin surgery device? So far, I think the only bad things are the surgery and the 30-40k price tag.

Anyone? Anyone?

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Sierra +0 points · 6 months ago Sleep Innovater

Here is a link to a news article. Sounds like most like it, but others have had issues.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/new-ways-to-conquer-sleep-apnea-compete-for-place-in-bedroom-1.4010249

"Victoria McCullough, 69, of Escondido, California, was one of the first to receive a pacemaker-like device that stimulates a nerve to push the tongue forward during sleep. Now, more than 3,000 people worldwide have received the Inspire implant. Infections and punctured lungs have been reported; the company says serious complications are rare.

McCullough said she asked her doctor to remove the device soon after it was activated in 2015.

"It was Frankenstein-ish. I didn't like it at all," McCullough said. "My tongue was just thrashing over my teeth."

Others like the implant. "My quality of life is 100 per cent better," said Kyleene Perry, 74, of Edmonds, Washington, who got one in February after struggling with CPAP for two years. "People are saying, 'You look so much better.' I have a lot more energy.""

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bonjour +0 points · 6 months ago Sleep Commentator

The GOLD standard for apnea treatment is the CPAP device in its many forms.
If you cannot tolerate CPAP after you have seriously tried then it may be an option. Be aware that the clinical studies show a marked improvement but frequently not an elimination of apnea particularrly with higher AHIs.

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GodFather +0 points · 6 months ago Original Poster

Thanks for the link. After reading "Infections and punctured lungs have been reported; the company says serious complications are rare," I think I'll keep using my CPAP.

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Sierra +0 points · 6 months ago Sleep Innovater

If you do a search for "Inspire" at the top of the page you should find some hits to older posts here about the technology.

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Ariamejia +0 points · 6 months ago

In spite of therapy, you can start doing some exercise so that you don't need to spend that much.

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GodFather +0 points · 6 months ago Original Poster

Is cycling enough? I try riding about 100-150 miles a week depending on the weather.

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