New sleep apnea treatment subject of upcoming virtual health talk

Experts at St. John’s Health will discuss a new sleep apnea treatment, called Inspire, during a Virtual Community Health Talk on Wednesday, April 7 at 6 pm.

Signs of sleep apnea include snoring and gasping while sleeping as well as falling asleep during the day. This condition, in which a person stops breathing while sleeping because of a blocked airway, has traditionally been treated with a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine.

People who cannot tolerate this machine may find relief through Inspire, a small device that stimulates the upper airway to facilitate breathing during sleep.

“This new treatment has high patient satisfaction rates, creating a real game changer for people with sleep apnea,” said St. John’s ear, nose, throat specialist Martin Trott, MD, the surgeon who implants the device.

To register for the virtual health talk, presented via Zoom, click here.

For more information, go to www.stjohns.health/inspiresleep or call St. John’s Health at 307.206.0068.

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