Experience the science of silence with Provent Therapy!
Provent Therapy is a simple, effective and non-invasive treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Provent® Sleep Apnea Therapy is a disposable nightly-use nasal device. Provent disposable patches fit comfortably over the nostrils and is secured in place with hypo-allergic adhesive. Because Provent Therapy is a small, single use, disposable device, it’s also discreet and very convenient. Ideal for use at home or while traveling (many customers who wear CPAP masks at home use Provent when they travel). They offer a great alternative for people who can’t fit a bulky CPAP machine in their bedroom, or those whose snoring or sleep apnoea doesn’t require such an intense treatment.
Provent is primarily intended for those with Mild or Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), who have tried other treatments (e.g. CPAP, medication or dental split) and are finding it difficult to maintain compliance (i.e regular use). In terms of effectiveness CPAP remains "gold standard " - but if you are unable to use it every night, then Provent is available as an alternative treatment option and is effective in treating both Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and snoring. However, if you are not suffering from OSA, but do struggle with snoring, then Theravent Snore Therapy may be the solution for you.
The Starter kit is intended for those looking to use Provent for the first time. If you already use Provent, then you can find the regular packs here.
Please consult with your physician before using Provent Therapy for sleep apnoea.
Most important characteristics:
- Proven effective to decrease apneas (breathing pause), reduce daytime sleepiness, improve quality of sleep and reduce snoring.
- Use this Starter Kit to get used to Provent sleep therapy
- Clinically tested and FDA-approved
- Discrete, small and disposable, ideal for travel- No more mask, CPAP or humidifier taking up space in your luggage!
- This 30 Night Starter Kit is designed to help new users become acclimated to Provent by gradually increasing resistance over the first several nights of therapy.
- Available without a prescription
Provent in the News
- Take a Deep Breath" - The Economist
- "Treating Sleep Apnea Without the Mask" - New York Times
- "For Some with Sleep Apnea, Patch Proving Good Alternative to Mask" - CNET
- "Provent a New Option for Sleep Apnea" - ABC News
- "Provent Nasal EPAP: A Sceptic Turns Believer" - Sleep Diagnosis & Therapy
PROVENT SLEEP APNEA THERAPY 30 NIGHT STARTER KIT
The 30 Night Starter Kit includes 2 Light resistance, 2 Medium resistance, and 26 Standard resistance devices.When using the Provent Starter Kit:
- Use Light resistance Non-Therapeutic devices for nights 1 & 2
- Use Medium resistance Non-Therapeutic devices for nights 3 & 4
- Use Standard resistance Therapeutic devices for nights 5-30
Each pouch contains two valves (one Provent Nasal Device) intended to be used together for one night’s use and should be stored in a cool, dry place.
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Provent is just one of the products that HomeMed offers as a solution to snoring and sleep apnoea. We are committed to sourcing products that help people lead a higher quality of life through better sleep. Sleep is a vital human function; it is when you body is resetting and replenishing, arranging your thoughts and getting you ready for the next day. Without good sleep your quality of life suffers and the accumulative effects of night after night of sleeping badly will eventually catch up with you. It presents in a number of ways, such as stress, inability to focus and other physical effects, which will impact the ability you have to do your job, be there for your family, and lead a fulfilling life.
Provent aims to eliminate the stress and strain that snoring and sleep apnoea can put on your life and relationships. To find out more about this revolutionary treatment, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We will be happy to discuss your needs and help you decide if Provent Therapy is right for you. Pick up the phone and call us on 1300 76 72 79 to speak with one of our team. Our staff are experts regarding our entire range and can help you make an informed purchasing decision. You can also leave your details in our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
How to Use Provent
Provent patches are applied directly to the nostrils, each night before bed. It’s as simple as that. You require no specialist equipment or technique beyond a steady hand. Once applied they will last the night regardless of your sleeping style. They are designed to be sweat and heat resistant, staying firmly in place even during the warmest of summer evenings.
The application and instruction guides (PDFs) below will walk you through how to apply the Provent patches correctly and provide you tips to adjust to wearing it. Most people find Provent comfortable and easy to use, getting used to the feeling in just a few applications and not noticing it once they have acclimated. Coupled with the improved sleep, you will forget you have anything on your nose before you know it and will only notice the effects of better, uninterrupted sleep.
Please consult with your physician before using Provent for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.
How Does Provent Work?
Provent is powered by your own breath, which creates Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure (EPAP) to maintain an open airway and enable natural breathing. As you breathe in, Provent's proprietary MicroValves open so inhalation feels normal and is nearly unobstructed. As you breathe out Provent's MicroValves close, restricting airflow and creating resistance, or EPAP.
Clinical studies have shown that 83% of patients experienced a snoring reduction with Provent Therapy. Among OSA patients that snore, Provent Therapy virtually eliminated snoring in 58% of patients. These figures speak to the effectiveness of Provent, a system that is the result of many years of research, development and testing.
Can Provent be used if I breathe orally?
For Provent to work effectively, the patient must breathe through their nose. Should this not be the case, then the use of a chin strap may be sufficient for prevent oral breathing. However, if nasal breathing is prohibited, for example due to a deviated septum, then Provent would not be suitable.
How long does it take to adapt to Provent?
Much like CPAP, the different sensation of pressure created by Provent can take a few nights to get used to. The Starter Kit includes some devices with reduced resistance, allowing you to adjust more easily before moving onto the standard devices with the full level of resistance.
Will Provent Therapy work for me?
The success rates of Provent are high, with recent clinical studies finding that 81% of OSA patients were successfully treated. Discussions with your consultant will help determine if Provent is right for you. Due to the disposable nature of Provent devices, the upfront cost to start Provent is significantly less than most treatment options. For example, a Provent Starter Kit costs around 15% of a CPAP kit.
Is Provent Therapy safe?
Yes, In recent clinical studies, no device-related adverse events were reported. However, there are some health conditions which would make Provent unsafe; these include severe heart disease (including heart failure), pathologically low blood pressure, and severe breathing disorders. . Always discuss the suitability of Provent with your sleep physician prior to beginning treatment.
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.
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.
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.
Do I need a prescription for Provent Therapy?
No, Provent Therapy is a non-prescription product in Australia. Ask your physician if it’s right for you.
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.
What can I expect from my initial experience with Provent Therapy?
- Put the devices on just before going to sleep. Breathe out through your mouth. After falling asleep, most people will automatically breathe through their nose.
- Getting used to wearing a device that affects your breathing may take time (one night to a week or longer). Remove the device if you wake up during the night and feel uncomfortable. This may happen for several nights until you become used to wearing the device.
Notes and Tips
Provent is intended for use by people who can breathe through their nose. Because of the way it functions, people who breathe through their mouth will not receive the benefits of the airway pressure generated by channeling the exhaled air though the valve. If your mouth drops open during sleep consider using a Chinstrap. If you use decongestants continue to use them to maintain free airflow though the nose.
When awake and wearing Provent, you are encouraged to breathe out through your mouth. You will begin to breathe through the device once you are asleep.
If you are feeling uncomfortable during the night when using Provent, just take the Provent off and try again the next night.
It is normal for the Provent adhesive ovals to overlap between the nostrils.
Excessive nasal hair should be trimmed prior to using Provent to ensure adequate airflow. A mustache may prevent adequate seal around the nare and may require additional trimming.
Oil/Moisturizer on the surface may prevent the adhesive from sticking. Wipe around the nose with a clean tissue or cloth and allow to dry before applying Provent.
Provent is not intended to be used simultaneously with a CPAP. Provent may be used on some nights and CPAP therapy used other nights. Do not use CPAP and Provent at the same time. Use Sleep Apnea therapy on a nightly basis to maintain the benefits of the treatment of Sleep Apnea.
Some people who use Provent when traveling and CPAP when at home find the adjustment between the two natural. Other users find the adjustment period longer.
If irritation in or around the nostrils occurs discontinue the use of Provent.
Provent is not cleared for use in children. Provent is intended for use in adults over the age of 18.
Clinical studies results for Provent show that 83% of people studied showed a reduction in snoring, and further, that in persons with OSA who snore, 58% found that Provent virtually eliminated snoring. It is recommended that you discuss Provent with your physician to see if it is an option for you.
- Patients should not use any single Provent Nasal Device for longer than one sleep cycle (e.g., overnight). The device is intended for single use only and should be disposed of after use. Reuse of the Provent Nasal Device will weaken the adhesive, resulting in an inadequate seal and reduced effectiveness of the device.
Provent is NOT recommended in the presence of any of the following conditions:
Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) or a patient requiring the use of a BiPAP ST
Severe breathing disorders including hypercapnic respiratory failure, respiratory muscle weakness, bullous lung disease (as seen in some types of emphysema), bypassed upper airway, pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, etc.
Severe heart disease, including heart failure
Pathologically low blood pressure
An acute upper respiratory including nasal, sinus or middle ear inflammation or infection or perforation of the ear drum
Those who require the use of supplemental oxygen
- Patients have any sores, abrasions, or skin or mucosal irritation on or around the nose.