Inspire® for Sleep Apnea

If you have restless nights, interrupted sleep, and constant fatigue, the culprit may be sleep apnea. A sleep disorder that disrupts your breathing patterns and prevents restful sleep, sleep apnea is a common issue faced by millions worldwide. Dedicated to helping you live a healthy, full life, we are proud to offer a groundbreaking solution at Black Hills Surgical Hospital: Inspire. With the Inspire treatment for sleep apnea, you can reclaim your nights and regain your energy.

Understanding Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea occurs when the airway becomes blocked during sleep, causing breathing pauses or shallow breaths. These interruptions disrupt the sleep cycle, preventing you from getting the deep, restorative rest your body needs.

Untreated sleep apnea can lead to a range of health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. It can also impact your mental well-being, contributing to mood swings, difficulty concentrating, and even depression. That’s why finding an effective treatment is essential for your overall health and well-being.

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Discover the Inspire Difference

Inspire is a revolutionary implantable device that offers a breakthrough treatment for sleep apnea. Designed to help you breathe easily throughout the night, Inspire works with your natural breathing patterns, allowing you to enjoy uninterrupted, restful sleep.

Here are some key benefits of the Inspire treatment:

  • Customized Therapy – The Inspire device is personalized to your specific needs, ensuring optimal effectiveness in treating your sleep apnea.
  • Effortless Control – Using a handheld remote, you can activate and deactivate the device as needed, giving you the flexibility to adjust based on your comfort and sleep patterns.
  • Quiet and Discreet – Inspire is designed to be quiet and unobtrusive, so you and your partner can sleep peacefully without the noise of traditional sleep apnea treatments.
  • Exceptional Results – Inspire offers lasting results, and many patients report significant reductions in snoring, daytime sleepiness, and overall sleep apnea symptoms.
  • Proven Effectiveness – Clinical studies have shown that Inspire is a safe and effective treatment option for moderate to severe sleep apnea. It has provided long-term relief for patients who were dissatisfied with other treatment methods.

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Dr. Rob Schleiffarth

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Your Local Inspire Surgical Center of Excellence

Serving area patients in Rapid City, Dr. Rob Schleiffarth is a specialty-trained ear, nose, and throat surgeon. His specialties include helping people with allergy treatments, sleep apnea, nasal obstruction, and sinus issues. With advanced training and experience, he is an award-winning expert in the new Inspire sleep apnea implant. For the extraordinary number of patients Dr. Schleiffarth has helped, Black Hills Surgical Hospital was honored as a Surgical Center of Excellence for Inspire.



You can take back control of your sleep. Experience the difference with Inspire and regain restful nights and revitalized days. Take the first step toward a better night’s sleep by exploring the Inspire implant and discussing it with Dr. Schleiffarth. Discover the power of a good night’s sleep and embrace a healthier, more energetic you.

If you think you may have sleep apnea or need the right treatment to transform your sleep, visit with our Inspire expert. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Schleiffarth at West River ENT, call (605) 791-0602 and start your journey to better sleep today!