Provent’s MicroValve technology utilizes the patient’s own breathing to create Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure (EPAP), thus increasing airway calibre during critical end-expiratory period when the airway is most narrow and prevents collapse of the airway while you sleep. Provent comes in 10 and 30 night packs.
Welcome to Provent Sleep Apnoea Therapy. Treating your sleep apnoea can help you achieve a healthier and more productive day. And with Provent Therapy, you should experience less apnoea-related snoring. If this is your first time trying Provent, you may get used to the device immediately. Fantastic!
If you don’t, stick with it. Wearing Provent Therapy may take some time to get used to.
What is Provent Therapy?
Provent Sleep Apnoea Therapy is a simple, non-invasive treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea (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 upon breathing out. Because it’s a small, single use, disposable device, it’s also discreet and very convenient.
How does Provent Therapy work?
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). This maintains pressure in the airway until the start of the next inspiration and helps to keep it open.
HOW TO APPLY PROVENT THERAPY
We recommend using a mirror and following these simple steps when applying the device
Step 1 Peel off the adhesive from the paper backing.
Step 2 Align the long axis of nasal insert with the long axis of one of the nostrils to ensure a good seal. Make sure the side tab points outward.
Step 3 Once aligned, place the nasal insert into the nostril. Stretch the lower nostril area as if shaving the area above the upper lip. This will help ensure a good seal.
Step 4 Gently press down around the adhesive to ensure a good seal. Make sure there are no folds or creases compromising the seal.
Step 5 Once in place, the adhesive tab should be adhered as shown. Repeat steps 1-4 for the other nostril.
Provent Therapy is a new treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea. Studies have shown that treating OSA can reduce health risks (like depression and heart disease) associated with the disease. Provent Therapy has been proven to:
Decrease apnoeas (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
Differences between CPAP and Provent
CPAP uses continuous positive airway pressure to keep the airway from collapsing. Provent Therapy uses the power of your own breathing, expiratory positive airway pressure, to create this pressure, as opposed to forced air from an air blower.
Some CPAP users give up treatment (or use it less than they should) because they find the equipment cumbersome and difficult to use.
In comparison with CPAP, the Provent Device offers multiple benefits that enhance ease of use and comfort. For many former CPAP users, Provent Therapy is an alternative to CPAP that fits their lifestyle while giving them the freedom that has been missing.