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Provent FAQ’s

Will Provent work for me?

Provent Therapy does not work for everyone. In recent clinical studies, 72% of obstructive sleep apnoea sufferers were successfully treated by Provent Therapy.

Contact your physician to see if Provent is right for you.

Why is it important to treat obstructive sleep apnoea?

There is no cure for obstructive sleep apnoea. 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.

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.

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.

Is Provent Therapy safe?

Yes, Provent Therapy can be used safely. In recent clinical studies, no severe, device-related adverse events were reported.

Please refer to package instructions for precautions, contra-indications and further information.

Is Provent Therapy right for me?

Provent Therapy may not be appropriate for everyone.

If you have been diagnosed with OSA and you are considering Provent Therapy, you should speak to your physician to evaluate your individual medical needs.

How is Provent Therapy different from CPAP therapy?

CPAP increases the pressure on both inspiration and expiration, while Provent Therapy increases the pressure on expiration only.

CPAP increases pressure in the airway using forced air, while Provent Therapy uses the patient’s own breathing to create pressure during exhalation.

How does Provent Therapy work?

Provent Therapy utilizes a proprietary MicroValve technology developed by Ventus Medical.

The 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.

Does Provent Therapy stop snoring?

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.

Do I need a prescription for Provent Therapy?

No, Provent Therapy is available over-the-counter at selected retail outlets and from Sleep Services Australia.

Can Provent Therapy replace my CPAP machine?

If you are not using your CPAP machine all night, every night then you might ask your physician about non-CPAP alternatives including Provent Therapy. Only you and your physician can decide what therapy is best 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.

Can Provent Therapy be used during pregnancy?

No.  The safety and efficacy during pregnancy has not yet been established.

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.

Can I travel with Provent Therapy?

Because of its small, simple design, traveling is easy with Provent Therapy. There is no need for electricity or equipment, and the device is single-use. Just use a new set every night.