Inspire Therapy Specialist

Golden Gate Sleep Centers

Internists & Sleep Medicine Specialists located in Danville, CA & Fremont, CA

Golden Gate Sleep Centers was the first practice in California to offer Inspire therapy. Golden Gate Sleep Centers in Danville and Fremont, California is at the forefront of innovation. Dr. Puja Thakkar takes great pride in offering our patients comprehensive options to treat their sleep disorder. We are excited to offer this revolutionary treatment option to you and look forward to working with you to ensure you have the best sleep health possible.

Inspire Therapy

What is Inspire® therapy (Upper Airway Stimulation)?

Inspire therapy (Upper Airway Stimulation) is an FDA-approved, minimally invasive, implantable device that delivers mild stimulation to the nerves of the tongue muscles, thereby keeping the airway open during sleep.

In clinical trials, Inspire therapy:

  • Reduced partner reported snoring by 76%
  • Significantly reduced sleep apnea (pauses in breathing) events by 78%

Is Inspire therapy right for you?

Although patients need to be evaluated by an Inspire therapy-trained physician, in general, someone may be a candidate for Inspire therapy if you:

  • Have moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Are unable to use or get consistent benefit from CPAP
  • Are over the age of 22
  • Are not significantly overweight (body-mass index < 33)

How Inspire Therapy Works?

Inspire therapy is 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 (CPAP). 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.

The first step in seeing if Inspire therapy is right for you is to set up an appointment with Dr. Thakkar. Dr. Thakkar will evaluate your overall health, perform a physical examination of your airway, and review your sleep studies to determine if Inspire therapy might be right for you.

To learn more about Inspire therapy:

  • Call Golden Gate Sleep Centers and schedule a consultation with Dr. Thakkar: 925-820-4472
  • Visit the Inspire website: