North Austin

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The board-certified physicians at Austin ENT & Allergy are expertly trained in the diagnosis, treatment, and surgical options for obstructive sleep apnea, including providing the Inspire Sleep Apnea procedure.

Understanding Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the throat relax excessively during sleep, causing the airway to narrow or collapse intermittently. This obstruction leads to breathing pauses, disrupting sleep patterns and reducing oxygen levels in the body.

Symptoms and Risks of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Identifying the symptoms of OSA is crucial for timely intervention. Common signs include loud snoring, choking or gasping during sleep, daytime fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. Untreated OSA can contribute to severe health risks such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and cognitive impairment.

Inspire Sleep Apnea Innovation

Inspire therapy represents a groundbreaking approach to treating obstructive sleep apnea, particularly for individuals who struggle with traditional therapies like continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines. This innovative treatment involves a small device implanted during a minimally invasive procedure. Dr. Jeffrey Myhill, a board-certified otolaryngologist at Austin ENT & Allergy, is a provider of this innovative solution.


How Inspire Works

Inspire therapy continuously monitors your breathing patterns during sleep. When it detects signs of airway obstruction, it delivers gentle stimulation to the hypoglossal nerve, which controls the muscles responsible for keeping the airway open. By stimulating these muscles, Inspire therapy prevents blockages and promotes uninterrupted breathing throughout the night.

Benefits of Inspire Therapy

  • Effective Treatment: Clinical studies have demonstrated the efficacy of Inspire therapy in significantly reducing sleep apnea events and improving sleep quality.
  • Enhanced Comfort: Unlike CPAP masks, which some find cumbersome or uncomfortable, Inspire therapy is discreet and minimally invasive, allowing for a more comfortable sleep experience.
  • Long-Term Health Improvements: By addressing OSA, Inspire therapy not only alleviates symptoms but also reduces the risk of associated health complications, including cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Schedule an Appointment for your Obstructive Sleep Apnea

At Austin ENT & Allergy, we’re committed to helping individuals with obstructive sleep apnea reclaim restful nights and vibrant days. Experience the transformative benefits of Inspire Sleep Apnea Innovation and embark on a journey towards improved sleep quality and overall well-being. Schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable team today and take the first step towards a healthier, more energized life.

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