Tell us about your history with sleep apnea and other treatments you tried.
- I’ve had sleep apnea for many years and just could not use the CPAP, it would leave me with a dry mouth, nose and throat, not to mention the “ring around the face” from the mask. I tried different position to sleep in without any success.
What made you consider the AIRLIFT procedure?
- I needed to find something that would work so I could stop using the CPAP. In researching all the information out there, the different surgeries, treatments, etc., I came across the AIRLIFT procedure. The fact that ig can be adjusted or even removed later was one of the main factors that caught my attention. The other big part is I don’t have to go in to get a battery changed out.
How would you describe the surgical experience, procedure and recovery? Did you have other procedures along with AIRLIFT?
- The whole experience with the AIRLIFT procedure has been amazing. The website gives excellent information, the doctor who performed the surgery explained the procedure in detail. The surgery went very smoothly from first stepping in the door at the hospital, right through recovery. There was some swelling at the surgery site (2 separate incisions), very little drainage. There was some mild pain and discomfort (tip: sleep with your head elevated for a week, really helps). The pain lasted a few days, I was back at work 4 days after the surgery without any discomfort.
Do you believe this surgery has been effective for you? If so, in what ways and how soon could you tell after the surgery that it was working?
- The surgery absolutely has been effective. After 2 nights, I noticed that I was sleeping better, no being awakened by not breathing or snoring loudly, usually I would wake up 4-5 time a night, that immediately decreased to 1-2, and now it’s common to sleep through the entire night. I had a huge increase in energy upon waking that lasted throughout the day. No more hitting the 2pm wall. I’m so glad I had the procedure and I highly recommend this for anyone dealing with sleep apnea. It’s a life-changing procedure and makes a massive improvement in your quality of life.
Are you glad you had the procedure? Would you recommend this procedure for others suffering from sleep apnea?
- I’m so glad I had the procedure and I highly recommend this for anyone dealing with sleep apnea. It’s a life-changing procedure and makes a massive improvement in your quality of life.
What advice would you give to others about surgery that have sleep apnea and can’t use CPAP or other treatments?
- Don’t suffer from the issues of sleep apnea, the problems from CPAP and other devices. Check out the AIRLIFT procedure, and more importantly, discuss it with your doctor. I can’t explain how much this procedure helped me, I wish I had discovered it years ago.