Inspire Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Inspire Sleep Apnea Treatment at University Hospitals

Though often overlooked, sleep is a huge part of our lives. Healthy sleep is essential for wellbeing. Conditions that prevent us from achieving restful sleep can have profound effects on our cardiovascular health, daytime functioning, and interpersonal relationships.

At the University Hospitals Sleep Surgery Center, we are able to provide a comprehensive sleep evaluation. We specialize in the medical and surgical treatments of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We work closely with our colleagues in Sleep Medicine, Dentistry/Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, Psychology, and Weight Management to formulate an individualized treatment plan for each patient.

To request an appointment with a sleep surgery specialist, call 216-844-6000.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Evaluation

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment

Inspire Sleep Remote
Inspire Sleep Remote

If a sleep study shows evidence of OSA, your disease may be classified as mild, moderate, or severe. For mild sleep apnea, treatment is directed at symptoms. For moderate to severe sleep apnea, the goals of therapy are to treat sleep-related symptoms and also to lower some of the medical risks listed above.

Treatment of sleep apnea does not have to be black and white. Various combinations of medical, surgical, and dental therapies as well as lifestyle modifications are often employed for the best possible result. For example, surgery or other therapy to open the nose may help improve CPAP usage and response.

It is also important to remember that OSA is only one of over 50 sleep disorders! Disorders like insomnia and restless legs are even more common than OSA and may lead to significant sleep problems and daytime symptoms. These problems often occur with OSA and should also be addressed for overall symptom improvement.

Medical Treatment Options for OSA

There are several medical treatment options for OSA; the best choice depends on OSA severity, other clinical factors, and patient preference.

Surgical Treatment Options for OSA

When patients have trouble with other treatments, surgeries of the nose, throat, or jaw may be favorable alternatives. Surgeries can be used alone or with other treatments to achieve the best possible outcome. In general, OSA surgery has the most success when the weight is in a normal range.