We continue our informative video FAQ series with number eight, in which we discuss Provent Therapy for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring relief. This video series is intended to address your questions about sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. If your question has not been answered, please subscribe to our YouTube channel to be alerted when a new FAQ video is posted. If you need information quickly, feel free to contact us here on the site or on our Facebook Page. We'll get back to you as quickly as possible.
Provent is a relatively new treatment option for the treatment of severe chronic snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Provent consists of two valves that are inserted into the nostrils and held in place by a non-allergic adhesive bandage. If one looks closely, you can see a mesh-like valve with a little hole in each side. Provent works by being open during inhalation through the nose so there is no resistance to airflow. When one exhales through the nose, the valves close and you're exhaling through those tiny holes.
This creates resistance to airflow. This then causes pressure to back up into the upper airway, much in the same way as positive airway pressure is delivered through the use of nasal CPAP. This pressure splints the airway open. There are several other proposed mechanisms of action for Provent as well. Provent, in my personal experience, has been effective in approximately 60% to 70% of my patients, who show a reduction in their obstructive sleep apnea syndrome by about 50% to 90%.
Dr. Ronald A. Popper is a Board Certified sleep specialist. The Southern California Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California is a four bed, state of the art, fully accredited sleep disorders center. Dr. Popper is available at (805) 557-9930 to answer any questions you have regarding diagnosis and treatment of all sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, restless limb syndrome, insomnia, narcolepsy, and others.
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