Surgery for Sleep Apnea
According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, 45 percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Snoring may be a sign of sleep apnea, a disorder that causes breathing to stop or get very shallow. People with sleep apnea often snore loudly, but not everyone who snores has sleep apnea.
In obstructive sleep apnea, a person's airway becomes blocked during sleep and the person often makes a choking sound when breathing becomes normal again. In addition to getting restless sleep, which makes a person drowsy and can impair work or school performance, untreated obstructive sleep apnea can lead to serious issues like heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and many other medical problems.
If you have sleep apnea and are having trouble getting restful sleep, Temecula Valley Hospital can help.
Podcast: Feeling Tired All the Time? It Might Be Sleep Apnea
If you often feel drowsy or have impaired work or school performance, you may have sleep apnea. Untreated obstructive sleep apnea can lead to serious issues like heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and many other medical problems.
Sleep Apnea Surgery Using Inspire® Therapy
Temecula Valley Hospital offers sleep apnea surgeries with Inspire® therapy, a breakthrough implantable treatment option for people with obstructive sleep apnea who are unable to use or get consistent benefit from Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. While you’re sleeping, Inspire monitors every breath you take. Based on your unique breathing patterns, the system delivers mild stimulation to the hypoglossal nerve which controls the movement of your tongue and other key airway muscles. By stimulating these muscles, the airway remains open during sleep.
The Inspire obstructive sleep apnea device is controlled by a small handheld sleep remote. The remote allows you to turn Inspire therapy on before bed and off when you wake up, increase and decrease stimulation strength, and pause during the night if needed.