Sunday, February 27, 2011

New device for sleep apnea

Sleep apnea can be devastating to those who have it. Not only are you dragging your feet from lack of sleep you are also putting yourself at risk for some serious health problems. The main cure for sleep apnea is using a CPAP machine or as a last resort surgery. If you have sleep apnea and you aren’t able or willing to use the CPAP mask then you might be interested in something called Provent Therapy.

I hadn’t heard about this so I am assuming that it relatively new. According to the Provent Therapy website their product is “The PROVENT Nasal Device is small, hassle-free, and powered by your own breathing, so it requires no mask or machine. The device is available by prescription only and is FDA-cleared for the treatment of OSA.PROVENT Therapy is a clinically proven obstructive sleep apnea treatment and is effective for mild, moderate, and severe OSA.”

The website goes on to say that “The PROVENT Nasal Device fits over both nostrils and uses a proprietary MicroValve design that creates pressure which keeps the airway open. As you inhale, airflow is nearly unobstructed, allowing for normal breathing. As you exhale, the MicroValve closes, directing air through small air channels, increasing resistance. This resistance creates EPAP (Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure), which props open the airway until you inhale again.”

This looks promising although it does say that it takes time to get used to.

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  2. Hi
    Nice blog i have read it you provide excellent information, about CPAP machines yes it is very helpful .cpap is a best divaice it help us during sleep.
    with the help of this we can reduce our sleep disorder.and we can sleep properly .
    thanks for post such information "keep posting