The importance of OSA treatment
Untreated OSA can have a negative impact on your quality of life and may be associated with high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes and other medical conditions.
Untreated OSA can also lead to decreased energy levels, lack of motivation and depression and can disrupt both your and your sleep partner’s ability to obtain restful sleep.
Studies have shown that treating OSA can reduce associated health risks (like depression and heart disease). Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy has been proven to:
- Decrease apneas (breathing pauses)
- Reduce daytime sleepiness
- Improve quality of sleep
- Reduce snoring
The advantages of Provent Therapy
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy is a disposable, nightly-use nasal device placed just inside the nostrils and held securely in place with hypoallergenic adhesive.
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy uses a proprietary MicroValve design that creates pressure when you exhale to keep your airway open. It’s small and disposable, making it discreet and very convenient. If you’re looking for an alternative to CPAP, ask your doctor if Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy could help get you back on treatment.
- Easy to use
- FDA cleared
- Clinically proven
- Effective for mild, moderate and severe OSA
- Portable and ideal for travel
What is Provent Therapy?
Provent Therapy is a simple, non-invasive treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The Provent Nasal Device uses a valve design that attaches over the nostrils and is secured in place with hypoallergenic adhesive. The valve opens and closes, redirecting air through small holes to create resistance when breathing out. Because Provent Therapy is a small, single use, disposable device, it’s also discreet and very convenient.
What is EPAP?
Provent Therapy utilizes a proprietary MicroValve technology developed by Ventus Medical. The device attaches over the nostrils with a hypoallergenic adhesive. During inhalation, the valve opens, allowing the user to breathe in freely. When exhaling, the valve closes and air passing through the nose is directed through two small air channels. This increases the pressure in the airway (called EPAP or expiratory positive airway pressure), maintains pressure and helps to keep the airway open until the start of the next inhalation.
How does Provent Therapy work?
The Provent Therapy device attaches over the nostrils. During inhalation, the valve opens, allowing the user to breathe in freely. When exhaling, the valve closes and air passing through the nose is directed through two small air channels. This increases the pressure in the airway and helps to keep it open.
Is Provent Therapy FDA-cleared?
Provent therapy is cleared by the US FDA for the treatment of OSA.
Is Provent Therapy right for me?
Provent Therapy may not be appropriate for everyone. If you have been diagnosed with OSA and are considering Provent Therapy, you should speak to your physician to evaluate your individual medical needs.
Does Provent Therapy stop snoring?
Clinical studies have shown that 83% of patients experienced a snoring reduction with Provent Therapy1. Among OSA patients that snore, Provent Therapy virtually eliminated snoring in 58% of patients.
Why is it important to treat obstructive sleep apnea?
There is no cure for obstructive sleep apnea. Untreated OSA has a number of potential serious side effects. These include excessive daytime sleepiness, increased risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, depression, increased risk or worsening of heart failure, and increased likelihood of driving or work-related accidents.
How is Provent Therapy different from CPAP therapy?
Constant Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) increases the pressure on both inhalation and exhalation., Provent Therapy increases the pressure on exhalation only. CPAP increases pressure in the airway using forced air, while Provent Therapy uses the patient’s own breathing to create pressure during exhalation.
Can Provent Therapy replace my CPAP machine?
If you are not using your CPAP machine all night, every night then ask your physician about non-CPAP alternatives including Provent Therapy. Only you and your physician can decide what therapy is best for you.
If you would like to use a doctor who is already prescribing Provent Therapy, click here.
Can I travel with Provent Therapy?
Because of its small, simple design, traveling is easy with Provent Therapy. Each night’s set is individually pouched. There is no need for electricity or equipment, and the device is discarded after single-use.
Can I use this device with my CPAP?
Provent Therapy cannot be used together with a CPAP machine, but some users find that it’s more convenient to use Provent when traveling and CPAP when at home.
Who makes Provent Therapy?
Ventus Medical is the maker of Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy and is focused on positively changing the lives of people with sleep-disordered breathing.
Do I need a prescription for Provent Therapy?
Yes, Provent Therapy is a prescription-only product. Ask your physician if it’s right for you.
How do I talk to my doctor about Provent Therapy?
Ifliyou are interested in speaking to your doctor about Provent Therapy, click here to download a document to bring to your doctor.
Can Provent Therapy be used in children?
No, the safety and effectiveness of Provent Therapy in children under the age of 18 has not been established.
Where can I find a doctor that has prescribed Provent Therapy?
Click here to search for physicians.
What can I expect from my initial experience with Provent Therapy?
After you apply the Provent Device, you should notice the resistance created as you try to exhale. Generally, users get used to this feeling after wearing for several nights. For tips on how to breathe and how you will feel, click here.
Will Provent Therapy work for me?
Provent Therapy does not work for everyone. In recent clinical studies, 72% of obstructive sleep apnea sufferers were successfully treated by Provent Therapy. Contact your physician to see if Provent is right for you.
Is Provent Therapy safe?
Yes, Provent Therapy can be used safely. In recent clinical studies, no severe, device-related adverse events were reported. Click here for a complete list of warnings, precautions and contraindications.
Is Provent Therapy covered by my insurance?
As Provent Therapy is relatively new, it may not be covered by all insurance plans or prescription programs. In many cases, tax-free, flexible spending accounts may be used to cover the cost of Provent Therapy.
Are you worried about your partner’s health?
From loud snoring to gasping for air and abrupt awakening, symptoms of OSA can be unnerving. As hard as it is to see your partner struggling through the night, it’s perhaps even more difficult to consider the long-term health risks of untreated OSA, which can include high blood pressure, heart disease, depression and diabetes.
Fortunately, OSA can be treated. If your sleep partner suffers from this chronic condition, there are ways you can help him or her get back on the road to better health.
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When your partner is treated with Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy, it can help you sleep better too. Clinical studies have also shown that 83% of patients experienced a snoring reduction with Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy1 reducing snoring to trace or none in most.2 Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy is clinically proven to improve sleep quality and daytime function and is FDA-cleared for the treatment of OSA.
You can help your partner succeed
With Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy, you can rest assured that your partner is taking care of their obstructive sleep apnea, as well as helping you both get a peaceful night’s sleep.
Help yourself and your sleep partner by encouraging them to try Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy today. You can be an important part of your partner’s success by:
- Sharing the information on this website with your sleep partner
- Encouraging your sleep partner to talk to their doctor about Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy
- Asking your partner to try Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy
- Encouraging your partner to stick with Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy, even if it takes several days to get used to it
- Reading the instructions together so you have the same expectations
We’ve found that having a supportive sleep partner increases the chance for patient success. Please encourage your partner to take the first step in treating their OSA.
Getting started with Provent Sleep Apnea therapy
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy is clinically proven to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and reduce OSA-related snoring and daytime sleepiness. Though it seems simple, there are a few things to know. The instructional video below will walk you through how to apply the Provent Device correctly and provide you tips to adjust to wearing it. Similar to other medical therapies, Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy requires some period of adjustment. Some people get used to it right away, while others need time and help. But patients agree—its worth it.
It may feel uncomfortable at first or you may hear vibration when you talk. You will feel resistance to breathing out through your nose. This is normal and is how Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy works. We suggest you put Provent on right before you plan on falling asleep. Incorporate it into your routine. Use the entire box—many patients need a week or more to get used to sleeping with the device in place. So give it time.
How to apply Provent Sleep Apnea therapy
In order to experience the optimum benefits of Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy, it is important to follow the simple application steps to insure you have a good seal. Click here for a printable version of How to apply Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy.
Tips for success
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy often requires a period of adjustment. Some people get used to it right away; others may take up to a week or more to get used to it. Click here for a printable version of tips that Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy users have found useful.
Prior to starting Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy, please read the Instructions for Use completely. If you need help or have questions, please contact us.
See what real OSA patients have to say
More and more people are discovering how effective, easy, and comfortable Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy can be in treating obstructive sleep apnea. Hear from Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy users Joyce, Maria and Angela, to see the difference Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy has made in their lives.
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Carol once had a snoring problem that caused her to wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air. She was diagnosed with sleep apnoea and had to wear a cumbersome CPAP mask at night that meant she was constantly attached to a machine to give her air. About a year ago she was offered Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy which had no hoses, no mask and was so tiny it fit inside a pocket. Carol found the device has helped her get some much needed rest without the bulky equipment. As she said: “It’s not that CPAP didn’t work it’s just that the Provent is just better and I do feel better”.
Maria: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Patient
A retired professor, author, amateur photographer, and certified Braille transcriber, Maria was determined not to let obstructive sleep apnea slow her down. But when diet, exercise, and weight loss weren’t enough to treat her symptoms, she reluctantly turned to other options.
Initially prescribed CPAP therapy, Maria discontinued it, finding the machine intolerable and cumbersome. Over the course of five years, she also struggled with oral appliances, but daytime sleepiness and other symptoms continued. Frustrated, she asked about newer therapies, and was finally prescribed Provent in July, 2009.
Since starting on Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy, Maria has experienced a nearly complete resolution of her OSA. “I’m able to sleep through the night, and have a lot more energy during the day,” she says. “I now use Provent every night.” With newfound zest for life, she’s resumed her active lifestyle, which includes dog sledding, zip-lining, and climbing Machu Picchu in Peru to celebrate her 73rd birthday.
Angela: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Patient
Recently retired from the New York City Department of Education, Angela was looking forward to enjoying her passions, which include dancing, reading, spending time with family, and travel.
But obstructive sleep apnea put a damper on her plans. In 2004, she began experiencing symptoms, which included snoring, fatigue, and daytime tiredness. She started treatment using a CPAP machine, but found it extremely challenging to use. The mask left marks on her face each morning, and the cumbersome machine often caused delays at airport security.
But then, Angela’s doctor gave her samples of Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy, which led to significant improvement in her OSA symptoms. Angela found Provent Therapy to be comfortable and convenient, especially for travel. And she also appreciated the fact that it’s disposable, so she no longer had to worry about maintaining and cleaning the device, as she did with CPAP.
Today, Angela is more active than ever. “With Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy as my travel companion,” she says, “I’m free to go anywhere.”