The Inspire ANTI SNORING Implant is a medical device that’s implanted in to the body for the treatment of snoring and obstructive anti snoring (OSA) syndrome.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
Obstructive anti snoring syndrome is a disease caused by relapsing episodes of anti snoring. This is the condition where breathing stops for more than 10 seconds, during which oxygen saturation in the blood is reduced by more than 4%.
OSA syndrome occurs during sleep, once the muscles of upper airways relax, evoking the obstruction of the respiratory system. This leads to deterioration of blood oxygenation and provokes short unconscious wake-up episodes through the entire night. An unhealthy pattern of sleep places stress on the body, causing increased blood pressure and development of severe diseases. The diseases caused by OSA can be physical, such as for example hypertension, myocardium infarction and stroke. They could also be mental, including depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, loss of memory and concentration.
Before any treatment, a sleep study or a polysomnography is needed. The polysomnography calculates the apnea index, that is the frequency of apnea episodes during 1 hour of sleep and determines the severity of the disease. The apnea index is known as significant if you can find a lot more than 20 apnea episodes each hour, regardless of the presence or absence of clinical symptoms.
The gold standard of treatment for OSA syndrome is CPAP-therapy. However, CPAP therapy is not for everyone as many folks think it is uncomfortable to sleep with the mask on the face and the machine itself could be loud, especially since it commonly sits close to the head. Only 25% of patients can use CPAP-therapy for an extended period of time.
Therefore, recently Inspire Medical Systems Inc. has think of a very effective solution with the Inspire ANTI SNORING Implant.
How The Inspire ANTI SNORING Implant Works
The Inspire ANTI SNORING Implant is a battery operated device that promotes electrostimulation of the sublingual nerve. The battery life is approximately 10 years.
The main unit of this device is placed beneath the skin, on leading right side of the chest and it monitors the phase of breathing. Another electrode is implanted for stimulation of the sublingual nerve, which creates muscle tension. This opens top of the airways and allows the tongue to stick out, and helps maintain the airways open while asleep.
In addition to the two electrodes, this product also contains a handy small remote switch, which actually turns on these devices before sleep and switches it off once awake. This disables the electrodes from disturbing the processes of communication and eating during the active phase of your day, when a person needs physiological narrowing of the larynx and tongue movements for these procedures.
ufabet The individual may feel light involuntary contractions of the larynx, or tongue movements during initial usage of the device. These movements usually do not cause pain, instead only a minor discomfort. These unpleasant effects disappear following the first few uses of these devices.
Generally, the implant should be checked one or two 2 times per year. However, depending on the situation, an Inspire therapy-trained doctor may consult patients pretty much often.
The Inspire Sleep Apnea Implant is only suitable for:
Patients who are more than 22 years old.
Patients who have been identified as having moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
Patients having an apnea index in the range of 20 to 65.
Patients who are not comfortable with using CPAP therapy or did not have the desired effect.
Patients with a body mass index of significantly less than 32.
Body mass index (BMI) = weight (kg) / height^2 (m2).
A person with a weight of 80 kg and a height of 170 cm has
BMI = 80kg / (1.7m ^ 2) = 80 / 2.89 = 27.68 kg/ m2
The Inspire Sleep Apnea Implant may potentially replace CPAP therapy as ‘the gold standard’ of treatment for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. A report by Dr. Ryan J. et al. has shown that after implantation of the Inspire ANTI SNORING Implant, snoring is greatly decreased. A share of “no” or “soft” snoring changed from 22% at beginning of the treatment to 88% at 12 months and 91% at two years after the treatment. Also, the apnea index was reduced from 31 to 14. 82% of the patients in the study reported a nightly use of this therapy for five years. Therefore, it really is evident that this method is highly effective and easy to use!