Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious health concern. Not only does it lead to you feeling drowsy in the day, but it also can cause a significant decline in memory and mood. People who suffer from chronic sleep apnea are also at a higher risk for having a stroke or heart attack. Think about how great of an importance is put on breathing in practices like yoga and archery, and it’s easy to understand just how easy sleep apnea — where breathing repeatedly stops and starts throughout the night — can damage your health. Sleep apnea can be treated, however. On this page, Integra Health’s sleep department offers you realistic, effective solutions for treating sleep apnea without the need of a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine.
The normal way to treat sleep apnea is with a CPAP machine. However, no one wants to be hooked up to tubes and wearing a respirator in bed. As an alternative, Integra Health can address your sleep apnea with an implanted device that works by a handheld remote to keep you breathing while you sleep. The device is called “Inspire;” it is the only FDA-approved obstructive sleep apnea treatment that works inside your body, treating the root cause of obstructive sleep apnea with the click of a button.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
The most common type of sleep apnea, occurring when throat muscles relax
Central Sleep Apnea
When your brain doesn’t send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing
Complex Sleep Apnea
Some combination of the other types of sleep apnea.
If you or your partner has any of the following symptoms, it might be worthwhile to talk to your doctor about getting whether or not you have sleep apnea and what you can do to improve it:
All these are signs that, at the very least, you should talk to a doctor about the signs and if a CPAP or other sleep apnea system will be right for you (such as the Inspire).
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Many people with sleep apnea put off getting treatment because they don’t want to be burdened with a CPAP device. As an alternative, one can get Inspire, an FDA-approved implanted device that gives you freedom of movement and more peaceful sleep — without all the extra equipment.
Getting an Inspire device implanted in you is a same-day, outpatient procedure, with 90% of partners reporting a significant reduction in snoring, and 76% reporting no snoring whatsoever.
Inspire is covered by most major insurance providers as an alternative to a CPAP at Integra Health in Temecula, we are proud to offer this life-changing procedure as well as telehealth consultations. For the peaceful night’s sleep you deserve, contact us for a consultation today.
There are other things you can do to help reduce the impact of sleep apnea on your life than the use of breathing assistance machines. Other, longer-term ways to address the problem include:
These are for milder cases of sleep apnea. More severe cases will call for one of the many available types of sleep apnea therapy available, such as CPAP or supplemental oxygen. In more severe cases, surgery may be recommended.
We accept most PPO and Medicare insurance plans. We recommend you contact your insurance plan to insure we are in-network.