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Unread post  Post subject: Cpap alternative  |  Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:58 pm

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Any thoughts on inspire? The surgical implant for sleep apnea

Unread post  Post subject: Re: Cpap alternative  |  Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:49 pm
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Mixed reviews from what I have heard from a handful of people who went the Inspire route.

If you want to consider it you first have to contact a doctor that does it and then you have to have some testing done to see if you are a good candidate for it. Not everyone is a good candidate and they won't do it on someone just because that person doesn't like using cpap.
A lot depends on where the obstructions are happening in the airway so you have to have another sleep study to determine where the obstructions are.

I had a friend who wanted to look into it but where her obstructions were in her airway made her not a good candidate for the procedure.
They wouldn't do it on her.

So if you want to check it need to start with a doctor who does it and do whatever is needed to see if you are a good candidate.

In general though...I haven't heard a lot of success stories but then I am on a cpap forum and someone having the procedure done and having success probably wouldn't be hanging around a cpap forum would they?

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Unread post  Post subject: Re: Cpap alternative  |  Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:10 pm
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Ditto. Mixed results. Most still come back to PAP therapy.

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Unread post  Post subject: Re: Cpap alternative  |  Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:31 pm

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I'm looking into Inspire. I found out I would quality for it with my local CPAP doctor. I'm going to a center that does the procedure to see if all the other factors would be possible for me. I will decide by listening to others on this forum and other sources before I decide what to do. Where is a good place to start my search for information.

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