Inspire implant helps people with sleep apnea

Man sleeping

As sufferers of sleep apnea know, getting a good night's sleep is near impossible when you can't breathe. Yet some CPAP machines can be cumbersome and uncomfortable.

An implantable device called Inspire works differently – no mask or hose required. Instead, the Inspire device senses the sleeper's breathing in the lungs and opens up their airway for restful sleep.

Watch head and neck surgical oncologist Zafar Sayed, MD, answer common questions about sleep apnea and see how Inspire works in this video.

Nebraska Medicine is the only program to offer the Inspire device in Nebraska.