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Section of Sleep Surgery

A good night's sleep is essential for good health and overall well-being.

If you aren’t sleeping well, you may be at higher risk for a variety of health problems, including high blood pressure, obesity and cardiovascular disease. You may also suffer from daytime sleepiness that affects your job performance, relationships and overall quality of life.

While many people snore at night, sometimes snoring can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by a collapsed or blocked airway that affects your ability to breathe while you sleep.

If you have, or think you might have, obstructive sleep apnea or another issue affecting your sleep, specialists in the Section of Sleep Surgery at Rush can help. We collaborate with other specialists at Rush to accurately diagnose and treat your problem — so you can get the rest you need to lead a full and healthy life.

Sleep surgeons at Rush offer a full range of advanced treatment options, including Inspire (upper airway stimulation), an implantable device that keeps your airway open while you sleep. See our sleep surgery treatment page and Inspire page for more information about the treatments we offer.

How Inspire therapy helps patients like Jim cope with obstructive sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea patients can rest easy with new Inspire therapy.

While it’s a passing problem for some people, sleeplessness can impair quality of life for others and contribute to additional health issues.