An option for mostly mild to moderate sleep apnea and related snoring, Provent therapy is a disposable, nightly-use nasal device placed just inside the nostrils. Provent uses a proprietary MicroValve design that creates pressure when you exhale to keep your airway open. The device attaches over your nostrils with a hypoallergenic adhesive. Provent Therapy is small and disposable, making it discreet and very convenient.
Currently, if you have not been treating your sleep apnea and are looking for an alternative to CPAP, Provent Therapy could be your ideal sleep apnea solution.
Provent Therapy FAQs
What are the benefits of Provent Therapy?
Provent Therapy is a new treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Studies have shown that treating OSA can reduce health risks associated with the disease.
Provent Therapy has been proven to:
- Decrease apneas (breathing pauses)
- Increase your energy
- Reduce daytime sleepiness
- Lead to a better quality of sleep
- Reduce OSA-related snoring
- Increase your enthusiasm to get things done
- Improve your sleep
- OSA leads to narrowing of the airway, which can cause disrupted sleep. Over time, chronic sleep disruptions can make you feel tired, and lead to many health problems.
How Provent Works
The Provent Nasal Device fits over both nostrils and uses a proprietary MicroValve design that creates pressure which keeps the airway open. As you inhale, airflow is nearly unobstructed, allowing for normal breathing. As you exhale, the MicroValve closes, directing air through small air channels, increasing resistance. This resistance creates EPAP (Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure), which props open the airway until you inhale again.
Provent Therapy works much like CPAP therapy, except instead of an external machine, your own breathing creates the pressure that keeps your airway open. Like CPAP, it needs to be worn every night to effectively relieve symptoms of OSA. It may take time before you start to feel like you’re sleeping normally and waking up refreshed.
For many patients, the Provent Device is an effective treatment for OSA while allowing them more freedom to travel, enjoy their sleep partner, and live their lives.
A Convenient and Effective Alternative to CPAP
Provent Therapy is discreet, disposable, and simple to operate. It requires no masks, tubes, or machines. It’s also small and convenient, so it’s easy to take with you if you’re away overnight. With Provent Therapy, you can sleep in any position, because there are no hoses or machines.
Provent Therapy may take some getting used to but most patients agree it’s worth it. In as little as three nights, you could be sleeping more quietly and peacefully. And Provent patients have been shown to wake up refreshed and are better able to focus on daily tasks.
You’re also likely to enjoy better sleep with your sleep partner, especially if he or she is bothered by your snoring or CPAP machine.
Of course, like anything new, it requires patience. You might not see results right away, and it can take a few nights before it becomes a comfortable part of your sleep routine.