All Customer Reviews for "Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy ( 10-Day Supply)"
Getting Used to Provent
I am newly diagnosed with mild case of sleep apnea. I was told by my physician that ths product woks best when I can stay sleeping on my side. So, I am getting used to applying these on my nostrils at night, yet, I am still struggling sleeping on my side and keeping my mouth closed! Reviewed by: Leslie, New Jersey
Provent helps me sleep
I have severe sleep apnea but am also claustrophobic and can't imagine sleeping with a cpap mask. I saw an ad for this product and my dr let me try it. It does help me sleep better, but I'm not sure it has helped the snoring that much (so says my husband). Reviewed by: Val, Florida
I am having a problem with my mind. I use the product and it does work. HOWEVER, after I'm asleep for a while, I will wake up and my mind will tell me I'm not getting enough oxygen. I am of course, but my mind puts me in a panic mode and I can't get back to sleep without removing the product. I want to emphasize that when I go to sleep with the product on, it works VERY WELL. I have to keep working to re-program my mind. Reviewed by: Zeke, Buckeye, AZ
Unfortunately, the Provent solution is not for me. I appreciated the opportunity to do a 10 day trial before making a larger commitment. I do hope others have better success than I did. For me, it's back to CPAP. Reviewed by: John M. P., Naples, Fl.
I have just embarked on the Provent journey. I'm skeptical at this point. Mainly because there are times when I just can't seem to breathe using the Provent patches. I rip them off and breathe normally and finally get some sleep. I know it takes time to "get used to" Provent and I'm doing my best, but I'm not optimistic. I have to spend the next 3 months out of the country and I'm debating - do I want to order a 90 day supply and give it a more serious try or wait till I get back and decide which way to go..... Reviewed by: Thomas E, New London, CT
Good product. This is my first order with Direct Home Medical, and I am pleased with the ease of ordering and receipt. Reviewed by: Burford, North Texas
I find Provent to be a good alternative to the use of a CPAP machine. I used CPAP for many years and cursed it every night.
Provent is a small patch you place over your nostrils at night. It is tiny, extremely light weight, requires no electricity or batteries, and does not tether you to a bulky machine. I can now easily travel and don't need to panic during a power failure.
The reasons I only gave it 4 out of 5 stars are:
1) Insurance does not cover it at all.
2) Sometimes the patches don't stick properly and I need to use adhesive tape to hold it in place. Reviewed by: Cmptrsue, New York
I have high hopes for this product. So far, it's been ok, it's taking a while to get used to it. I often wake up in the middle of the night and take the strips off.
Occasionally, when I sleep through the night, I feel very well rested in the am. Hoping that i have more of these days.
So, the product is good when it works for me, but not a slam dunk. I'd say, worth a try, especially if you don't want to use a CPAP
Reviewed by: Boston Matt, Boston
This really is a magnificent product. My only assesment is that is a one size fits all product. Is there any way to reduce the amount of back pressure if you only have a lesser snoring issue? I plan to try this product again, as I know there is always a learning curve for these things, just like my nasal pillow CPAP machine. Reviewed by: John P, Maryland
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy Starter Kit
Have had moderate results up to this date, 11/12/13. Difficulty with congestion around 3:00 AM in the morning, therefore having to remove Provent strips. After fall to sleep still breathing in and out through mouth at times. Dry mouth from that point, after removal of strips breathing through nose. Will continue to use Provent until 30 day supply has been exhausted. Reviewed by: W. F. W., Goldsboro, NC
Provent Sleep apnea device
It has made a world of difference in my life. I couldnt use the CPAP machine no matter which mask I got. With Provent, I sleep better and dont have as much daytime sleepiness. Also, I dont snore anymore so my wife id very happy. It took about a week to 10 days to get used to it. You must clean your nose area with soap and water and dry it thoroughly in order for them to stick well. Reviewed by: joseph s, staten island ny
It was the starter kit and loved it
easy to use and seemed to work well
I prefer the 1 but all worked well Reviewed by: Nancy, surprise,az
Helpful but not a panacea
This Provent therapy does help with controlling air flow in sleep apnea. One major shortcoming is that it cannot be used or must be removed when one has nasal allergies or something else that causes the nostrils to 'drip,' or when sneezing occurs. Another problem is that they are difficult to line up exactly with the slant of nostrils, even with a mirror. This would be much easier if the nude color adhesive surrounding the valve was instead transparent. One could then see the nostrils better and orient the Provent more effectively. This would also be color-neutral, since I am sure that people of many ethnicities and skin tones use these. Finally, I would really like a version that was impregnated with menthol to make breathing easier, when one has a stuffy nose. Sadly, these very expensive items are not as yet covered by Medicare and the company does not seem to be doing anything about this. Sometimes more than one is needed during a night, as they cannot be securely put back in place after removal for whatever reason. Reviewed by: Lorie2, New York, NY
provent nasal pillows
Better than a cpap machine but still can not keep them in all night Reviewed by: kathy, frankfort
I have used a CPap Machine for 6 1/2 years. Only get about 1 hour of sleep before waking up because of turning and mask sliding so air is blowing away from where it is needed. Am on my 30 day starter kit and it is a dream come true. I sleep for at least 3 - 4 hours straight and feel refreshed in the morning. My eyes were dry from the use of the machine but with Provent they are not. Was using gel eye drops 4 - 6 times a day and had like a shade on my eyes. I am happy to say that is not longer happening - eye drops not more than once a day and many days without any. Had no problem getting use to it. I just recently shared a room on a trip and they said how great it was, no more escaping air waking them up. Looking forward to traveling without dragging the machine along. Thank you Provent. In the process of ordering a 90 day supply. Hopefully the letter my Dr. will be writing to Medicare stating Medical Necessary I will get it covered by Medicare - will continue using it even if it is not covered. Would be much cheaper for Medicare to cover this rather than the C Pap Machine and supplies. Reviewed by: B Ward, Adams, WI
Surprised, happily, by its effectiveness
I've snored for years, as did my wife. But she has sleep apnea, so she was able to get a CPAP...and, after gutting out the adjustment period, now sleeps much better. I don't have apnea, but my snoring was loud enough that I had to sleep in another room in order not to wake her.
My best friend, a physician, told me about Provent. I bought the starter pack, and after about a week of gutting it out, I now sleep far better--more deeply--and wake more refreshed.
To test whether I am indeed not snoring (before moving back into bed with the missus), I put a voice recorder on the nightstand and played back the eight hours (yes, eight hours, thanks to Provent). Loud breathing, yes, but no snoring.
I can't explain why some people don't get the same results. Possibly they don't ensure a tight enough seal, thus preventing exhalations to bypass the valve. Whatever. For me, it works beautifully, and at 62 I wake up more refreshed than I have for a long, long time. Reviewed by: Joel, Thousand Oaks
We are on an extended trip that will include some remote and primitive locations.
Although I am successful in using the CPAP, I did not want to lug the machine and indeed it's use would be impossible in a few of the scheduled stays. The Provent system has been a welcome solution to this problem. Direct home medical was helpful and efficient in getting the product to me prior to the trip in a very short time. Reviewed by: Sandra C, Yorba Linda, CA
My Answer to Sleep Apnea
For me, the CPAP was not an option. Luckily, Provent is available. They are so easy to use and I am getting solid, uninterrupted nights of sleep for the first time in ages. Thank you, Provent, and thank you, Direct Home Medical for offering them at a more affordable price than my doctor. Reviewed by: Happy Girl, NJ
This is really a great solution to my sleep apnea. Since my skin is very sensitive and would not tolerate the plastics and pressure of the CPAP/BIPAP. After they have updated the product several times over the last few years, the current model is the best. It sticks on well over 95% of the time and does not come off, which used to happen more often with the previous design. This is an excellent treatment for the sleep apnea and I can see a tremendous difference in my life. If you already have a CPAP/BIPAP, then consider this for travelling or if your spouse doesn't like the noise of the machine. And give yourself a few days or weeks to get used to this - it won't happen right away and the company data even encourages you to just remove and discard it part way through the night if you have difficulty. It only took me about 3 days to get pretty used to it and a few weeks to notice no issue. Just make sure that you have blown your nose before you put it on and watch yourself in the mirror to make sure that you don't have any loose edges. The biggest drawback is that these are single use and can't be reapplied. So if you have to remove it for any reason at night or even just to reapply it because it is not centered, it just won't stick. Also, the previous vendor was AWFUL and I regularly could not get my items. However, Direct Home Medical has been great and the online ordering is fabulous and easy. I also appreciate being able to pay through Paypal. Reviewed by: Melissa S., Pittsburgh, PA
I have no problem using the product
Excellent product. I used CPAP and a mouth piece both were very difficult to use.
Reviewed by: Joseph F G, Great Falls VA
provent seems to be a better alternative to cpap machine for me
I find the provent strips easy to use and comfortable to sleep with. I wonder, though, how one would measure the effectiveness of them on my sleep.
Your service has been stellar in communicating with me and delivery of strips excellent. Reviewed by: Kathy, Santa Cruz, CA
Does it work for snoring?
I hoped the product would work for snoring, but it apparently does not. I will give it another try. Reviewed by: LaNita Whitt, Houston, TX
I have been using this product off and on for several years and it has been invaluable especially on trips. It prevents carrying the large Cpap unit with me and I still get a restful sleep. If I could afford them I would use then nightly. Overall, I am extremely satisfied with Provent and have recommended their use to friends. I also appreciated the speed by which it was delivered. It arrived much sooner than expected. Reviewed by: Ken W., South Florida
The jury is still out.
Reviewed by: John W, Trinidad CA
no problems ...
easy to order ... quick turnaround. all good! Reviewed by: SCalMan, California
Effectiveness of Provent Therapy
I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea this spring, with over 35 episodes/hour. I am not a candidate for CPAP because I'm allergic to the silicon used in the masks. With Provent, the episodes were reduced to 7/hour, which my doctor feels is a huge improvement and as much as can be expected. Reviewed by: MJM, Puget Sound
Works great for me!
Yes, it takes a little bit of getting used to Provent, but not any more than getting used to a CPAP machine. It's so much easier for travel. I think it's much safer to use than a CPAP machine too. I always worry about what germs and mold could be multiplying in those damp hoses and mask, even though I try to keep them clean. I just wish Medicare would give their approval, so I could afford to use these every day, and get rid of the CPAP machine. Reviewed by: Nancy, Florida
Provent allows freedom of movement
I could not stand the restriction of motion with the CPAP, but now I have full freedom of movement with my Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy. My husband also loves the way he sleeps, now that I sleep quietly. Reviewed by: Janet J, Northern Virginia
Not sure yet....
I bought the 10 day trial pack and the first few days were trial and error. If the company offered more than a "one size fits all" approach it would be nice. Reviewed by: Lisa, Nashville, Tn
Much better than wearing a mask!
I have been using the Provent pads for about 2 weeks now. They are easy to use, stay on well, come off in the morning easily. Were easy to get used to, are comfortable. I think they are working in my case as I don't seem to be as tired as I was. Also they are so much better that the mask. If you need to get up a night, they just stay in place. I had tried the mask, but could never get on to fit right. I have been telling others I know with sleep apnea about them. Reviewed by: Mary, Alexandria, VA
No snoring plus a great night sleep
This is a wonderful product. It is easy to apply and a nice addition to my nightly routine. It too no time to get used to this product. The video on the web site was helpful. Reviewed by: Gigi, Albuquerque
The transition of the purchase was right on time. You are a Godsend. Thank you very much. Reviewed by: Ron C, Norwalk, California
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy 30-Day Starter Kit
I started the Provent starter kit six days ago and I am very pleased with the easy application and comfort this mask-free treatment provides. I am planning to utilize Provent on my travels vice hauling around my CPAP machine. It has worked wonderfully for me. I totally approve and endorse PROVENT! Reviewed by: Annie B, Guam
At the urging of my wife I tried the Provent. However, it does not seem right for me as I found myself waking up several times at night and taking them off after waking up the second or third time. They are comfortable and seemed to stick very well if the nose was clean. Reviewed by: Mark, Elk Grove
Sleep miracle FINALLY
I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, and have been told by friends that I do snore and loudly if I am not wearing a c-pap machine system. And when I wear the mask with the noise and air blowing, then I do not sleep with the c-pap system. My family doctor told me about this new system that she thought I might try, although she was a bit skeptical, she wrote a prescription when I requested that she allow me to try this e-pap system. And it works. I live alone so I didn't know if I was still snoring or not. I. Just knew I was sleeping better. During a recent trip with friends, they assured me that I did NOT snore, breathed easily, and were delighted that they could sleep also. It took a couple of nights to get used to, but it really does work. I got the starter kit and am so glad I did. I don't really understand how it works...but like magic, it does. And it is worth every penny for that good nights sleep! Reviewed by: J. L., Iowa
when it stays on, it works good Reviewed by: s.palmer,
Easy ordering, great prices, fast delivery!!! Thank you. Reviewed by: kg, Farmington Hills
I like this product very much. It is easy to use, reliable, sanitary and it does a wonderful job of relieving my sleep apnea. Reviewed by: Marjorie, Idaho
I only tried Provent for one night, but that was so scary I don't know whether I'll try it again or not. The pads went on properly and didn't hurt but I felt like I couldn't breathe and I was suffocating. It took me a long time to fall asleep and then I would wake up because I couldn't catch my breath. If I try it again, it would have to be on a night that I didn't care if I slept or not. Reviewed by: Mary Grace, Pennsylvania
Provent - Someone is making money
These seem to help some nights but sometimes not at all. And mustaches really seem to reduce the effectiveness. But if you cant take the machines anymore, there aren't a lot of good choices.
Reviewed by: Friend of Apnea-ac, San Francisco
from the first night on, there has been zero snoring Reviewed by: matt b, nj
Provent Better than CPAP
Provent is much easier to use, and certainly much eaiser for traveling! However, sometimes my husband complains that there is some light snoring (not as much as if I used nothing), and it takes some getting used to. I also often wake up with a dry throat. But overall, I like it better than the CPAP. Reviewed by: Nina L., Oak Park, MI
Great for travel
Easy to take on a trip but expensive. Much better then the CPAP machine. Reviewed by: regina, San Jose, Ca
Provent Starter Kit
Very easy to use takes alittle getting use to but is helping!
Reviewed by: Theresa,
Since my husband has been using provent his memory has improved and my nights sleep is 100% better! Reviewed by: Kay M, Florida
Very satisfied with Prorvent
I have used a CPAP for 2 years and was not happy with the inconvenience of it, especially for traveling. I accidentally saw an ad in the NY Times and pursued it on line. Spoke with my Dr and he approved and proceded to fax the script for the 10 day supply. I was so happy with it, again, for traveling. I used it on a 5 day trip with my daughter and she verified I didn't snore! I was sold. I highly recommend it ! Reviewed by: Barbara D, Melbourne Florida
Though I sometimes have problems with keeping Provent attached, it beats wearing a mask anyday! Reviewed by: Jan M., Pleasant Hill, CA
I am now into my second month of using Provent for sleep apnea and it is an amazing product, but most important, is is easy to use and portable!!! I travel often and all I need to do is toss the number of Provent packages, based on how many nights I will be gone, into my bags and go. That is it. The product is light, easy to apply, and seemless to sleep with. I now sleep through the night and wake up refreshed and ready for the day! I highly recommend this product! Reviewed by: Diane, California
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy
I flunked CPAP. Either I woke after an hour and a half and was so wide awake I could not go to sleep for the rest of the night or in my sleep I took the mask off my face and threw it across the room without ever knowing what I did. I have severe apnea. I tried the mouthpiece that moves the jaw forward and it helped while I had mild to moderate apnea. I decided to try Provent because the mouthpiece wasn't doing the job. I didn't know I'd graduated to severe apnea. Provent is designed for mild to moderate apnea. With the mouthpiece and Provent my severe apnea is under control. I'm dreaming. I'm sleeping through out the night although my Fitbit Tracker notes I have an immense number of restless periods each night. It's a wonderful change over where I was. The Provent is a staple of my preparations for bed at night. Used with my mouthpiece I sleep adequately and I couldn't achieve that with any other prophylactic available. Reviewed by: Sandy, Land O Lakes, Fl.
Provent Starter Kit Review
Seems to be a quality product; instruction material was accurate, works as advertised, no complaints or issues (which is unusual in today's 'promise more and deliver less' marketplace. Reviewed by: SleepApneaInNJ, Lumberton, NJ
I am very fortunate that I found Provent! The C-Pap machine never helped me. Provent is so simple, and yet very effective. So very simple to apply to the nostrils. Why this is not covered by insurance amazes me! My only complaint would be is once I fall asleep I go back to breathing in and out through my nose instead on in and out through the nose and mouth. Not sure why that happens, but as long as it still works, that I fine with me. I love the Provent! Reviewed by: Diane , Mi
Provent therapy did not work for me. The adhesive made my nose itch something awful. No matter how careful I was in putting them on, they developed a leak in the seal within a couple hours. I found it very awkward to breath in through my nose and out through my mouth as the directions advise and was unable to even get to sleep. finally, I just gave up. Reviewed by: Karen, Alexandria, VA
This Cpap alternative......
seems very effective in especially stopping snoring. I did have a sleep study with use of this device, but it still showed, although improved, apnea at different points through the nite.
I wish the adhesive was a bit better, as the device may be off when I wake up in the morning, despite the lack of moisturizers, etc and thorough cleansing. There was also one box that seemed that several of them had adhesive which was not good. Thanks, CM Reviewed by: carla, PA
tape not sticky/dellivery system
tape is hard to apply and after a number of days is irritating.
I think it is helpful. seem to sleep better Reviewed by: S. Bloom, Orange County, CA
Product is well thought-out and of excellent quality. Instructions are extremely well done. I am just starting this regimen; only problem so far is learning how to fall asleep with your mouth open. Reviewed by: kcenthusiast, California
Provent in the desert
I have tried them for four days now. They work, but not as well as my CPAP, though they are, of course much more comfortable. They are a problem here in Arizona because the humidity is so low. The CPAP unit has a water tank, but with Provent my mouth gets very dry. I will continue to try them out, and am hopeful that I will accommodate to them, as I hate taking the CPAP unit on trips. Reviewed by: Al, Phoenix
I am an anesthetist of 30 years and deal with sleep apnea in my patients as well as my own affliction with this disorder. This product is a complete and utter waste of time and I don't know how it passed FDA muster. Reviewed by: Chuck, Michigan
provent lets my wife sleep well
because of this product,I sleep deeper with less interruption. I feel refreshed and the portability of Provent is a major plus. Reviewed by: dave, new jersey
This is a great product that far exceeds CPAP - puts it to shame actually. I could not tolerate CPAP due to allergies and mild asthma. The provent works fantastic. I had little-no adjustment period and am very comfortable with the ease of wearing these. Reviewed by: Easy, Richmond, VA
I think the sticky part should be a little wider. I sometimes have to use part of a band aid to make it it airtight under the middle of my noise. Also would love to be able to reuse them. And it would be great to have the tape part clear. Reviewed by: L.A., Hawaii
A GREAT SOLUTION TO SLEEP APNEA WHEN CPAP DIDN'T WORK
My husband tried to use a CPAP for 3 years, changing around to try many different masks, but nothing worked. He is a mouth breather, so that was part of the problem. The Provent provided a solution. He has been using the product for at least six months and has been tested in a sleep lab to prove its effectiveness. The only 'down side' is that it is not covered by Medicare nor by our secondary. Without the Provent he thinks he is sleeping at night but is very tired the following day and naps on and off continually. Thanks for a great solution. Reviewed by: DOT, SEMINOLE, FL
I've been snoring nightly and during naps for over 30 years, which has been getting more intense the last couple of years. When I saw a Mayo Clinic report on Theravant, I decided to try it. The product immediately minimized my snoring and some apnea. However, the single strips did not work so well, e.g., the one hole often gets creased and this prevents the product from working properly. Then I decided to try Provent, from the same company. These double strips for each nostril work just fine, every night. I also am regularly submitting my bills to Medicare; they might pay, but I do not know yet. If more users do this, there is a better chance of getting a bona fide Medicare billing number issued. Reviewed by: Lester I, Oregon
Provent let's EVERYONE sleep better
I have been using Provent for almost a year. I even did a sleep study to determine if Provent was as effective for me as a CPAP machine. Provent came through with flying colors! This is my first order with DirectHome Medical. Ordering was easy and my Provent was delivered quickly. I am exceptionally satisfied with my first order and plan to continue. Reviewed by: Janet, Centreville, VA
This product works well for me, If anyone says they have problems getting them to stick or stay on, it is likely because they have oily skin. A quick swipe with an alcohol pad makes for a better seal. I went to my insurance provider and they have agreed to cover this item. I have to submit the claim using procedure code A9999. It took me about 4 reviews of the claim before they agreed to cover the item. Reviewed by: Dan H, Knoxville, Tennessee
I love this product. No more uncomfortable headgear and hoses, Works as well without being tethered to a machine. Reviewed by: happy sleeper, Illinois
Like this, but smaller size option would help
Having tried the CPAP machine, I was delighted to find another, easier to use, more portable option. This will be much better to travel with. I find this easy, but hope that a smaller option will be available at some point. It would also be great if they marketed an adhesive that you could apply to these, so that you could use them more than one night. Reviewed by: Jane, Connecticut
I tried this for 10 days with some difficulty and decided that perhaps it would take longer to adjust, so I ordered the 30 day supply. The problem is that the "patches" are too big. I was on nasal pillow (size small) CPAP, and the opening of the plastic nostril area of the provent is too big for my nose and with it being hard plastic, it made my nose uncomfortable and painful. It would be nice if they made that hard plastic soft like the cpap nasal pillows. Reviewed by: hj, CA
I tried cpap and could not get any sleep. Provent works very well is convenient, silent and doesn't scare my grandsons. Direct home medical was great when my supplier told me they were discontinued. It really upset me but now I know where to continue with my supply. Reviewed by: Jo, Georgia
Provent Therapy is very convenient, especially for traveling, however I found it easier to get used to the CPAP machine. Breathing through my mouth is not comfortable for me and it takes longer for me to fall asleep. Reviewed by: BE,
A simple looking device which can change your life! There is no comparison between Provent and the usual air tube/pump arrangement typically used for treating sleep apnea. Provent is easy to use, does not restrict movement (or even reading in bed!!), and poses no problem when traveling. I'd rather NOT have apnea, but since I do, there's nothing else I'll ever use for it. Reviewed by: Jim, Madison
prrovent sleep apnea
This product works great. it allows me the flexability to travel and still give me the care that I require. The fact that it is not mechanical, and therefore silent, is a another plus. Reviewed by: dave, New Jersey
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy
Love the product! Service was fast, professional, and courteous. Thank you so much.
Reviewed by: Rhonda, Illinoi
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy
My doctor was skeptical of how effective this product would be for my severe sleep apnea, but I convinced him to let me try it. It's fantastic! My husband and I just returned from a 10-day vacation and we slept in the same bed for the first time in months. He said he never heard me snore, I slept well and had a great getaway. I would recommend Provent to anyone. It takes at least a week to really get used to it, but I am absolutely sold and am thrilled that I've found an affective alternative to CPAP therapy. Reviewed by: Carol, Westlake
So far I think it is great. Much better than CPAP. Reviewed by: VLS, New Jersey
Provents are awesome
Provent really work and are superior to wearing a mask! Very comfortable. It took a year for me to adjust to wearing a mask. Would be nice if a device could be developed much like contacts that are reusable. Reviewed by: Hugh L, NC
Excellent product , works better than any cpap machine. No noise, no tubes, no mask. So far so good!!!! Reviewed by: Sleeper, Naples
Urgent order request fulfilled in less than 7 days
Thank you Direct Medical for coming to my aid when another supplier cancelled at the last minute. You were very responsible and professional. Reviewed by: Cheryl,
My order of a re-supply of Provent arrived even faster than I was told! This is terrific service and I am very pleased! Reviewed by: J. S. G., New York, NY
wonderful device! Know how to use it!!
The device works great if you use it correctly and follow directions. If you put it on wrong and some air leaks out, usually under the nose, the device works poorly and the product gets a bad rap. You can feel if it leaks by blowing out hard through your nose.When I mess it up I cut off a end of of a good band aid and tape it under my nose. Reviewed by: Larry , S/W Missouri
Just recived the Provent starter kit yesterday. Last night used phase one without difficulty and awoke with it still in place. I was surprised at the way it pulled my skin when i took it off. But do not anticipate any problems. Reviewed by: Janet, South carolina
Wonderful Product! Wonderful Service!
I was unable to use the CPAP machine for my mild sleep apnea. I overheard someone talking about Provent a few years ago so I checked into it. Provent has done wonders for my sleep apnea. My blood pressure has gone way down and I am much more refreshed when I wake up in the morning. It is so lightweight and comfortable and is not hard to sleep with at all!! I was ordering it from another company, but they discontinued carrying it. I am so glad they did because I received a much better price at DirectHomeMedical since they have a 90 day supply option. Reviewed by: JB, California
This product is the best thing since sliced bread! There are no hoses, wires or masks to interfere with sleep. It is so much more natural--like breathing! Reviewed by: Jeannie, NC
I love it. No more masks or cpap machines! now I wish my insurance would cover them. Reviewed by: Diane, Ithaca NY
Provent sleep apnea therapy works with a little modification
Provent sleep apnea therapy works, but it is hard to breathe through it when you are awake. So, what I do is leave one nostril partially open when I go to sleep. Then when I awaken shortly after falling asleep, I cover the open nostril completely, and fall back to sleep. I am then good for the night, as it is easy to breathe through it while sleeping. (Editors Note: There is no need to breathe through the Provent patches when falling asleep. You can breathe through your mouth as you fall asleep and then enjoy Provent therapy when you're asleep.) Reviewed by: Ben, New York State
Unfortunately I didnt have much luck with this. I have a stuffy nose and have a tendency to breathe shallow and I started to feel panicked. I really didnt expect success because of t hese things but thought it was worth a try. Reviewed by: sandie, Va
I have been using the Provent system for about 10 days. It is moderately difficult to get used to using since the outward breath is restricted. I was not able to get the starter kit due to lack of availability. I think the starter kit would have helped adjusting to the system.
I have experienced dry mouth and lips from breathing through the mouth prior to falling asleep. Both of these side effects are noted in the literature. The good news, however, is that the system does substantially reduce snoring! My partner has not complained once about snoring on the nights I use Provent.
Reviewed by: Done With Snoring, Texas
Very pleased with product. Suggestion: bandage would look better if it was clear. Reviewed by: Carol C., Washington DC
Awesome! It really works. Reviewed by: Bryan, Tinton Falls, NJ
vacation use of provent
Provent is a good alternative to taking the cpap machine on vacations. Reviewed by: Carol, NH
Provent starter kit
This product seems to be working quite well for me. I had major problems with CPAP and was turned on to Provent by a friend. Positioning it was a bit of a challenge (I have a large nose and a mustache) but after a few nights I got it right. My wife seems to think it is a great help, so I look forward to continuing the use of it. Reviewed by: Dean K, North Carolina
This product does not work for me. It is very easy to use but I wake up tired every morning. I I'm using it for a month while my TAP appliance is adjusted to new teeth. I was so hopeful it would. My Dr said it works wonderful for some and not so well for others with apnea. It is worth a try. Hope others have better luck. Reviewed by: Eileen, Safety Harbor, fl
Great price, everything delivered as promised. Reviewed by: Dave, Rockland, MA
Work OK for now
I was disappointed when I received nine (9) boxes of 10 rather than 3 boxes of thirty(30); Also the ones from the introductory boxes don't seem as large as the ones I got in the "regular" boxes of 30. These are more difficult to position correctly without leaks. Stick to the boxes of 30 vs 10... Reviewed by: BigMike, Flagler Beach, Florida
first time in years i've awoken with my nasal passages not congested. I can't believe my doctor didn't recommend this, and that I had to learn about it from a friend. It makes me angry that for years I fought (and lost) with a stupid CPAP machine. Now if only insurance would cover it... Reviewed by: Ted, San Diego
I like them more than the cpap machine, but after about five hours I wake up and my mouth is really dry. Reviewed by: Jerry S B, Atlanta, Ga.
Not for everybody
The idea seemed promising since I hate CPAP but I had trouble adjusting to the breathing. The adhesive area was really too big and both pads overlapped. After 5 days I gave up when the skin around my nostrils became too inflamed and uncomfortable to continue. Reviewed by: Dara, NC
My sleep apnea doctor recommended that I add Provent nose pads to the "Bite plates" that I was currently using. My husband was being awakened by my grunts and snoring. I'm not sure how the Provent works but since I started using them my husband and I are sleeping much better. The Provent nose pads were easy to apply each night and comfortable. Reviewed by: Phyllis C, New City NY
PROVENT seems to be working although it is hard to really determine its true effectiveness without the nighttime oxygen test. If it does promote the satisfactory oxygen levels then it would beat CPAP and dental appliances hands down in my book. My only suggestion would be that the side attachment tabs be a little longer. Reviewed by: Joe, Wisconsin
Some nights the tape loosens while I sleep, so I feel I am wasting my money! When I wake up, I am breathing regularly, instead of feeling the hard exhale. Reviewed by: Carol, Indpls
The provent therapy seems to be working just fine and I am getting a full nights sleep without getting entangled in the mask/hose equipment. Also, the permanent ridges on my nose are beginning to clear up...I'm hoping the therapy is as effective as the tabs are comfortable. Reviewed by: Marjorie, Arizona
Provent sleep apnea therapy
I received my order and it is exactly what was ordered; however, I was a little surprised that it came in three separate boxes of ten (10) each. The order of 30 was correct, but I was expecting that it would be in one box of 30. I have purchased this product from a local supplier in the past; however, in this case they told me that the product was not available and they did not know when they would get it. That is what led me to your company, Direct Home Medical.com on the internet. I will continue to order from you in the future when my present supply runs out. Reviewed by: Nick S., Salt Lake City, Utah
Despite some people telling me this would not work, I have had a good experience so far with Provent. Only one week under my belt but I went straight to stage 3 with no issues. Customer Service at DirectHome Medical has also been excellent to work with. Reviewed by: Bill B., Baton Rouge
These are a miracle!
Husband doesn't snore anymore! He wakes refreshed and ready to start the day Reviewed by: Karla, Austin, TX
Provent not too good
I want to be honest here and tell you that my husband has so far stuck with this product but I couldn't. If I was just reviewing for myself, it would be one star, but I'm also a cpap user. My husband, who has very mild sleep apnea, (borderline) has since stuck with the product and although he still snores with it on, it's a little better than nothing at all. There is a big learning and comfort curve that most people won't be able to overcome. I give it two stars because the idea is good, but it's too hard to breath with. Reviewed by: Mary Ellen H., Pompano
From the first nights use of the Provent strips, my snoring and apnea ceased, according to my wife! I of course was asleep. She had no idea how much she was used to being aware of my snoring/apnea until it abruptly ceased and she found herself waking frequently because I was so quiet. She kept checking to see if I was still breathing, when using Provent. I was and am. I have put out a rack of your promotional material in my waiting room, to help other patients. My one recomd. would be different size patches for those of us with a big nose. I end up using extra tape to get a full seal. If the seal isn't complete, it doesn't work. I have damaged and thrown away new strips that I couldn't get the proper seal with, until I started using extra tape. Reviewed by: Daniel J R DC, South Yarmouth, MA
This is so much better than the CPAP machine! It is so easy to use, nothing on your head, and best of all, no cords or hoses. Reviewed by: Jeannie, NC
Provent sleep aid for apnea
I ordered the Provent aids in order to be able to travel without my cp maching for about 3-4 weeks. There will be no electricity where I'm going and won't be able to go unless the Provent nasal inserts work will. I've been using them now for about a week and a half and so far, I'm getting by. It's not wonderful but I think I may be able to take the trip I want. I will only use them for certain types of travel. Reviewed by: Cymi, CA
I have used Provent Therapy instead of a CPAP machine for several months now, and it's certainly easier to use. My only concern is that in the cold weather I'm having some redness and chafing around my nose. Otherwise, it's so much easier to travel with and since I'm having shoulder problems, I don't have to bother with moving the hose around, which I'm not always able to do. Reviewed by: Nina, Michigan
Couldn't use it
Out of desperation, I went ahead and tried the starter kit for Provent. Even though I started with the "patch" which was the least intrusive, I had to pull them off my nose after 20 minutes. Inhaling was a strange feeling and exhaling just didn't work. I can imagine that some people have the tolerance to make this work. But as much as I hoped it would offer relief that the CPAP isn't providing, it took just a few minutes to see this wasn't going to do the trick. For those who are thinking of buying this, just be sure you are comfortable with potentially throwing away some money. Reviewed by: DW, VA
This device is brilliant, and really works! My partner can finally get the sleep he needs! And I am sleeping more through the night! I love them! Reviewed by: Hugh M., Connecticut
I love this product! Easy to use without all the hassle of my CPAP machine. Nothing to keep clean, no slipping mask to wake me up and no tube to manage. Thanks so much for this tremendous advance in therapy!
Reviewed by: Jim R. , Sierra Vista, AZ
Provent from Direct Home Medical - Fantastic
Direct Home Medical made it very easy to obtain the Provent product. The Provent is a blessing for my wife - who was tired of the noise of the CPAP (and tired of me messing around with mask adjustments, etc. at 3:00 AM when it came loose from my face and starting whistling...!) The Provent strips work well to prevent my apneas (and snoring), and now I can actually sleep on overseas airplane flights. In the past, my snoring was so bad, that I didn't dare sleep because I was so self-conscious. Reviewed by: Leo T., Minneapolis MN
It works. Reviewed by: Sam B., Albuquerque, NM
Easy Orders and Super Fast Delivery
I placed my order and received delivery within 5 days. Reviewed by: Kay L, South Bend, Indiana
It works and keeps on working
Well, I'm beyond the 10 day trial supply and still tolerating my "CPAP Replacement" which is what I call the Provent nasal coverings, very well. A little tip for others--if you, like me, have smaller nostrils than the Provent patches are made to accommodate, you might try shaving a thin strip from all around the adhesive edge (except for the little knob-like thing that you use to hold it when you apply it and take it off)to cut down on the amount of skin touched by the adhesive. Eliminates some potential for itching or irritation and can make them easier to apply. Reviewed by: Julie V., Pompano Beach, FL
Couldn't be happier!
I am just at the end of my 30 day Provent starter kit. I cannot say enough about the product. I am sleeping better, and so is my wife! Reviewed by: Matt G, Boise, ID
Great Product save money
I recently started using this product in August and for the first time in years I wake up refreshed and energetic! I wasn't getting undisturbed sleep because my husband was waking me up all night because of my loud snoring. This product stopped my snoring! I highly recommend this product!
I also like using Direct Home Medical.. Switching to this company has save me 33% of what I would have paid to purchase it locally. Reviewed by: Pat sound sleeper, Wayne, Pa.
Provent snoring relief
This product works well and has reduced my snoring so that my wife says it is no longer an issue. While sometimes slightly uncomfortable in the middle of the night it beats using a mask. Cost per day reasonable for what it provides. If my wife is happy with this product then so am I. It only takes a few nights to get used to breathing through your mouth when you go to sleep. Some dry mouth issues are solved with a glass of water at bedside. People with snoring issues will be happy they bought this product. It actually works. Reviewed by: Phil, Chicago
Ihad no trouble with the provent. I was able to wear it all night. I don't know if it helps the sleep Apnea because I also have insomnia. I don't know if it sealed completely as I have a small nose. Reviewed by: Jeanette D., Covington, VA
Finally, an apnea solution I can sleep with
I've struggled with my CPAP trying all forms of face gear without success. We travel a lot so taking it with is a pain and frankly I'm lazy and hate all the cleaning folderol. So I was very excited when I read an article about Provent, low tech, no muss, no fuss, no bother patches over the nose. I've only just started using the product and the breathing out through your mouth until you fall asleep thing is taking some getting used to, but already after 3 nights I've slept longer, better with the patches than I ever did with the CPAP apparatus. I think I can make this work. Very excited and love the ease with which the patches will pack--3 inches of space vs. 2 ft. And no problems with TSA! Hurrah! Hats off to the inventor. Reviewed by: Julie V., Pompano Beach, FL
This is the best product so far for my apnea. Easy to use, seems to be doing the job, have only tried it for a week and a half, but love it so much more than the CPAP. Reviewed by: Shirley G, California
i am unable to use other sleep apnea products..the mask the mouth appliance. in desperation my dr suggested trying provent. i have used my 10 day supply and am ordering a 3 month supply. it is helping in many ways, and i am very hopeful this is the solution. thank you for giving us another option.. Reviewed by: jen, wisconsin
Provent didn't work for me
I used the starter kit. The first four lead-in days were okay but once I started using the actual product, I found that I could not sleep with them on. I could not keep the pressure up because the device keeps you from exhaling through your nose. I constantly had to open my mouth to exhale, resulting in the loss of pressure that is supposed to make the things work! I couldn't sleep because I was constantly worried that I couldn't exhale and then draw my next breath. I tried for 3 nights but then gave up. Reviewed by: Lee, Lansing
I am disappointed to report the Provent device did not help with my sleep apnea. I think eventually I could have gotten used to wearing these patches on my nose. However, after 5 nights I found they did not perform the function as they are intended. It actually woke me up more fully while wearing the device. They cause the throat to dry out as you tend to sleep with your mouth open to keep the air flowing.
So bottom line is, this product does not work and is uncomfortable to wear.
Reviewed by: Carrie S, South Florida
Provent - terrific!
The only reason I didn't give it a 5 was because I am still in the 'trial' situtation. Once u practice a few times 'fitting' the Provent nose guards(?) - it becomes easy! U kind of have to play around until u find the right 'fit'. It is so nice not to have to use that cumbersome CPAP mask, etc., etc. I intend to keep using Provent as it seems like the answer for me!!!
Reviewed by: Sandy T., Running Springs, CA
Very portable help
Purchas and delivery were quick and easy. These things are for my trips overseas but it takes practice to get them on properly. Reviewed by: don, on the road
Used with Oracle mask instead of nose plugs
I have to use the Oracle mask for several reasons and cannot use it without the nose plugs. The plugs irritated the interior of one nostril quite a bit. I was told by a Fischer Paykel rep. that some individuals found Provent to be a good replacement. It is better than the nose plugs, but I still have to use tape to stop leaks at a pressure of 14. (going from one side of my nose to the other) The leak is like a periodic burping sound. Reviewed by: BarbZ, PSL, FL
I enjoyed my 10 day trial of Provent and am looking forward to being able to continue with this product if all goes well with my sleep study. It is 100% great to lay down and not have to plug in and get situated with the bulky CPAP machine, which is so hard to keep the nose or face mask in place, and the hose is another issue. I did notice that you have to be very careful when putting the Provent in place because if you re-adjust, the sticky part won't stick as well. As suggested, standing in front of a mirror is the best option. I had a couple of nights that I didn't sleep well, but the other nights I woke up feeling awake. It seems like you have to get the nose pieces pushed in just right, and then you sleep good.It is wonderful to be able to turn in bed and snuggle if you so choose, without a big contraption getting in the way. AND... to get up to go to the bathroom and not have to pull a mask of any kind off your face is fantastic. My nose is the slightest bit tender around the edges after removing the Provent pads, but it isn't long lasting, and the benefits outweigh this small discomfort. The biggest downside is that insurance doesn't cover this still fairly new product, which may prove to be too expensive for me. Love the disposable one night use product! It is wonderful that someone has finally come up with such a convienent medical item, that I'm finding so may people need. I'm considered a "not the usual type" to be diagnosed with sleep apnea, so again, it is great to see this advancement. Reviewed by: Monica, North Carolina
My dr said to try this instead of paying $1000 for dental appliance. But this is terribly expensive. The dental a appliance will quickly pay for itself at these prices Reviewed by: Katherine Burgess, Nashville, TN
Still getting used to it
I rated this a three because I am not yet seeing any benefits in terms of feeling more rested after a trial pack plus another 10. However, it is certainly better than the torque of the CPAP machine! Reviewed by: New user, Nashville, TN
Test for Provent product.
I don't believe the Provent product will ever replace my ResMed CPAP system. I will say however it may work well for the reason I wanted to test it: Limited travel without the hassle of taking the ResMed unit with all the associated hardware. I hope it works well in places where there is no electrical power. I plan to try it next week at our cabin in the high Sierra's of Calif. where we have no electricity. Reviewed by: Terry G., Tulare, CA
What a great invention!
I have been using this product for a few months. The difference between and the CPAP and Provent Sleep Apnea therapy is NIGHT & DAY. The only downside to this is it's not covered by my medical insurance. Hopefully in a couple of years it would be covered. Reviewed by: D. Reyes, Diamond Bar, CA
I ordered Provent to take on trip to Florida. Normally I use a CPAP machine but because of flying I did not want to bring the machine. I was told to use the Provent when I received it to make sure it would be a good substitute for me to use on my trip. I have used it and find it to be very good. I did encounter a problem the 1st few nights adjusting to it but after that no more problems. I would highly recommend using it occasionally as I plan to do. If you have a problem using it at first, don't be discouraged - hang in there!! Reviewed by: Nancy , Massachusetts
I love Provent. It has enabled me to completely stop using CPAP! Strong recommendation! Reviewed by: Cherie, Ft Lauderdale, FL
It works to keep air flowing and reduces snoring but it can irritate the inside of your nose. Reviewed by: Bryan, New Jersey
Great for overnite travel and longer trips...
Slept great ..no hangover feeling...was energized the
next morning...and did not get awakened like you do with
the CPAP air flow that sometimes brings you out of a good
sleep. Reviewed by: KKyle, North Carolina
Excellent and immediate service. I couldn't be happier with the service your company has provided. Reviewed by: Sharon E., Colorado
Unfortunately these did not work for me. I tried them twice and woke up at 2 am with a severe headache that lasted most of the day. I don't usually get headaches so this was remarkable. Breathing through my nose was very difficult and uncomfortable. i am used to CPAP and have done well with it for 15 years. Reviewed by: Jim M.D., Atlanta
It took a couple of nights to get used to using provent, instead of my C-Pap machine. I missed the noise of the machine. However, I love not being hooked up to anything, by using Provent! They are small, easy to pack and work wonderful! I sleep just as well with Provent as I do with the C-Pap machine. Reviewed by: Jackie S., San Antonio, TX
I found that this will take a little time to get used to but enjoy the freedom from chin straps and tubing that was required for CPAP. I do not experience the claustraphia from a face mask or irritation fron the nasal mask.
I have slept well and been rested in the morning using Provent Reviewed by: Kathy K., Dunnellon
May work for you
I am not a CPAP user. I pursued Provent to help with my snoring. My wife says it is very effective. However, it's not without its hitches. Others have pointed out the "learning curve." It took me about four nights to become accustomed to Provent, wearing them a little longer each night. Soon after, I got a serious staph infection in one nostril, just at the contact point with the Provent plastic. This was painful and took two types of antibiotics to resolve. I hope to give the Provent another try soon. Reviewed by: W. P., Ohio
Provent SR Sleep Apea Therapy
I have only used the provent for 2 nights and so far they have worked wonderful and I fell rested in the mornings. Hopefully they will continue to work for me.That is why I rated them 4 stars. But if they continue to work as they have been the rating will go to 5 stars. Reviewed by: Howard W., Parker
THis product has changed my life. I spent 6 years not knowing why I was so tired and then I found Provent. Yes it took adjusting to at first. It felt claustrophobic and took me about 5 days to get used to it. But now, instead of waking up every two hours all night, I sleep atleast 6 hours in a row and feel rested nearly every day! Thank you Provent! Reviewed by: Susan, Randolph
Nice for travel
These are nice for traveling as hauling the cpap can be a pain. They are pricey, but if careful can be used 2 times. My wife says I don't snore so they are effective Reviewed by: Gary, Sammamish
I am uncertain regarding the benefit. There is no way to know if you are breathing as suggested while sleeping Reviewed by: John K. A., University Place, WA
I think it would work if it came in sizes. One patch covered half of the other and I couldn't get a seal on the second patch. Reviewed by: Margaret M., Libertyville
I use my CPAP mask irregularly for all the reasons other users know: it's uncomfortable, bulky, blows cold air on my husband, and leaves strap marks on my face until about 2 PM. I LOVED Provent from the first night. I experienced no discomfort, but I was a little worried about the adhesive on my sensitive skin. I've used Provent several days and my skin shows no effects. I can now sleep on airplanes without fear of snoring and the Provent packages fit right in my purse or carry-on. It's no more noticeable than a BandAid. Reviewed by: CWH, Washington, NC
Dissatisfied with Provent
I have used the product once a week in order to avoid oversleeping and being late for work. The product never gave me the sleep I was expecting. I thought I would sleep more or feel differently. I just got a nosebleed (I knew that was a possibility). It may be that I never applied the product properly. I am no longer going to use this product and will try to solve my problem in a different manner. However, I'll share product information with other people who hopefully will benefit from Provent. Reviewed by: David D., Lakewood N.J.
I used them for the first time last, instead of my usual wakiing up every hour and a half or so I actually slept for a five hour period. Today I felt awesome, plenty of energy!! I hope this happens again tomorrow...
Reviewed by: Sticks61,
The only thing that could be done to improve your product is they are a little small. Could'nt a slightly larger size be produced? Reviewed by: Thomas B., Kittanning
Very expensive, but a help for patients who are not CPAP compliant
This product is expensive. Even though it was first introduced in 2008 it is still only available from one company on line and as such is not covered by insurance. It is effective in eliminating snoring and does provide me with a better quality of sleep. I tried CPAP for over a year, but could not adjust to it. I haveI found Provent to be an effective alternative, and am just thankful I can afford it. Reviewed by: Andrew C., Syracuse, NY
This is a good alternative to CPAP, much less cumbersome, easy to use, no clean up required. Easy to travel with. My husband says it works. It lessened my snoring considerably. Over all, this is a very good product and would highly recommend it.
One of the issues I have is the size-it's a little too big for me, but if you adjust the angle a little bit and just before you press on the adhesive in the center,pull it to the outer side just enough that it doesn't block the other nostril, it will work just fine. The other issue I have is that my insurance doesn't carry it at the moment and I had to pay out of pocket, which is quite a lot. Even though CPAP and accessories are covered (depending on the coverage), Kaiser does not carry or recommend this product yet.
Lastly, DirectHomeMedical Customer Care named Adam is a great resource. I had a ton of questions and he responded promptly, honestly and professionally. He's a great asset to this company. Reviewed by: Natalia V., Los Angeles
ProventŪ SR Sleep Apnea Therapy
I am still getting use to it but I am waking up much more energized Reviewed by: scott f., huntington beach
The Provents are like a miracle. They are wonderful for traveling, I don't have to be concerned about going through security, distilled water at my destination and carrying the ackward CPAP. I'm only sorry I didn't know about these sooner. I recommend them. Reviewed by: Barbara D., Melbourne
It is a great relief to able to sleep again without all the heavu equipment! Reviewed by: William M., new york
After using Provent for a month, I just ordered a 90 day supply as it is helping somewhat. I am a female and find the part that fits in the nose is too large. I believe these are made for men and men, as a rule, have larger noses than women. There needs to be at least two sizes from which to choose. ALSO, they are VERY expensive and insurance does not cover them.
They do make me snore less and not so loudly, according to my husband. I still haven't mastered the breathing technique and wake up with a dry throat as I do breath a lot through my mouth.
I am not accumulating a bunch of mucous in the back of my nose, which is a very big improvement. Reviewed by: SeniorLass, Ocala, Florida
WORKING RIGHT OFF THE BAT
What a simple little device. It worked the first night. I kept having dreams about it that night, but my wife said that I was quiet. It was hard to believe. The second night I think was better, and I have more energy today. I only wish they were less expensive. Thanks for your product. Reviewed by: Ken S., THOMASTON
Provent is easy to use and comfortable. It allows me to sleep straight through the night for eight hours, which the CPAP masks (even the nasal pillows) never do. I'm still trying to determine how much it's helping with falling asleep in the afternoon, though. Reviewed by: Anna T, Bellevue, WA
Finally I Can Sleep
At last I do not have the equivalent of a hand on my face all night that every time I roll over awakens me. My insurance does not yet cover ProVent, but a good night's sleep is worth the price.
Try it you will like it! Reviewed by: David, Kissimmee, fl
Provent Sleep Aid
This seems to be OK....but need to be careful of application as sometimes it leaks and is not so effective......think it is helping with the sleep apnea, but will need more time to accurately evaluate this product. Reviewed by: Homero Villarreal, New Canaan
I knew it was too good to be true...
As physician with an engineering background, I had my doubts about a non-powered device to supply positive airway pressure (kinda like a perpetual-motion machine), and my doubts were confirmed. I was looking for an effective but convenient travel alternative to packing my heavy and bulky CPAP machine, but unfortunately, Provent is not it. It just plain doesn't work. Although I sleep like a baby with my CPAP machine, I stared at the ceiling for an hour feeling like I had a pillow over my face with these on. Worth a try for the sample kit ($30 including tax and shipping), but just not effective. Reviewed by: Schnorer, Springfield, MA
results of sleep apnea provent
My sleep partner says I do not snore hardly any. Much better than cpap machine. Reviewed by: jean rogers, winterville nc
provent nasal cpap
THis device seems to work very well and is a vast improvement over my old and cumbersome CPAP machine. It is comfortable and not very intrusive. A little on the expensive side, hopefully it will some day be covered by insurance plans, but is not currently Reviewed by: John Longobardo, Scottsdale
Still On the Fence
I've had these Provent SR Sleep Apnea Therapy for almost two wks now but am having trouble breathing correctly. I still haven't mastered the breathing out thru the mouth. Hopefully it'll improve. I do notice that I am NOT accumulating a bunch of mucus like I was before I tried them and my nose and throat are NOT as dry but are still somewhat dry. My husband says I am not snoring like I was but we sleep in separate bedrooms so he can't monitor me a lot. They are VERY expensive and not yet covered by insurance, which is a huge disadvantage for me. Reviewed by: Avis Holt, OCALA
Doesn't live up to its hype
It worked pretty well for the 1st couple of weeks, then it slowly became less and less effective. Reviewed by: Mark G, NY
I have used cpap machines for years so I was really hoping this would work. Exhaling thru your nose was very difficult while awake so it was hard for me to believe that going to sleep would make it all ok.I tried to give it a chance but constant coughing made it impossible to sleep.I took off the Provent and the coughing stopped. Apparently I'm allergic to the adhesive. Reviewed by: Mark Sanner, Uniontown
PROS: I LOVE provent! For years i have had to sleep using the cpap machine. i went through several different types of masks, all which were uncomfortable and cumbersome. I am so happy to have found Provent! It is like two little bandaids on your nose that you don't feel at all. I at first had trouble making them stick firmly but found a secret trick that works every time... I use a blotting sheet that gets rid of all oils around the nose area and now i never have trouble making them stick securely. Im sure any kind will work, i use clean & clear oil absorbing sheets. CONS: Even with very good insurance and a letter from my doctor, i can't get insurance to pay for provent therapy and it is expensive! Reviewed by: joanne, hanvoer
Glad to learn of your products
Thank you for providing people who cannot use the traditional CPAP equipment with an alternative. I am only 3 days into my trial prescription, but I can already tell the difference. Reviewed by: Walter Craig, Tucson
I read the instructions booklet when I received the Provent package. I was anxious to try it. I wanted them for traveling purposes as the CPCP machine is combusome and truthfully annoying dealing with it on a trip. The first night I used the Provent I was concentrating on my breathing so much I couldn't fall asleep, so I removed it. The next night I breathed normally through my mouth, as instructed and slept the entire night and woke up rested and feeling great. I will order them again, mainly for traveling. Reviewed by: Barbara Dick, Melbourne, Florida
Fine Product, but I won't be using it.
The breathing cycle for it is incompatible with my normal breathing cycle, which is mouth closed always and diaphram breathing.
It does work as directed, although T will not be using it. Reviewed by: anil nerode, ithaca, nw york
All I can say is WOW! I'm truly in love. The very first night was the best night's sleep I have had in a really long time. I wake up every morning feeling refreshed and ready to go. I typically sleep on my side or stomach - virtually impossible without a mask. With Provent I don't feel like a freak of nature. Thank you thank you thank you! You have a customer for life and I will recommend to anyone I can. Reviewed by: Cassandra Peoples, Carthage
Provent 30 day pack
I have been very pleased with the Provent product. I have been
using it for about two weeks so far. The device in the 30 day
pack is slightly different than the 10 day pack. I liked the
one in the 10 day pack slightly better, but am also very happy with the 30 day pack.
I have much more energy during the day, and seem much sharper.
I have not had the urge to skip a night. Reviewed by: David Weiss, Denver
Provent - OMG Thank you for being you.
From the very first night, I'm in love. I'm a side and stomach sleeper and that's just not possible with a mask. I woke up after the first night finally feeling well rested and like a whole new person! I urge you to try this product. Follow the directions and go in with an open mind. You will be pleasantly surprised. Reviewed by: Cassandra, Carthage
I was able to adjust to Provent almost immediately on the first night. They are comfortable beyond what I expected and easily stayed in placel. Although initially awkward to put in that is not a major problem. Reviewed by: Don Rosebrook, Prairieville, LA
Well, I haven't been using them a week yet but feel like I will be able to use them when traveling. They definately take getting used to but I feel they will do the trick. I plan on using them through middle next week and then on vacation. I purchased these for traveling only, not as an everyday thing as they are to expensive. Three stars because I haven't really gotten used to them yet. Reviewed by: Cathy Jordan, Millport
It's very good. Reviewed by: Jong Han Kim, Newport Beach
I intend to continue using Provent for now.
It is simple to apply
BUT it is not yet approved for insurance and I therefore carry the full cost myself. Reviewed by: Robin Thompson, Manhattan, NY
This method was not for me. The first night I took it off immediately because the outflow was so restricted. The second and third nights, I enlarged the holes with a pencil and wore them for a while but eventually took them off.
I will stick with the CPAP machine. Reviewed by: Jimmy Hall, Inola
Not Like It Was
Device does not seem to be working as well as it did when we first started using it. Reviewed by: Robert Washington, Quincy
A new way to sleep
Provent nasal pads for sleep apnea make sleeping so much more pleasant - no machine, no mask, and especially, no tubing. Now, to make more accessible to more people, please lower the price! Reviewed by: Mary Childers, Itasca
This sure beats a CPAP. I don't have to clean it every morning and I can just slip a couple in my pocket when I travel. What I don't know is the actual effectiveness of the product because I haven't had a sleep study using it. However, judging by my level of energy, it seems to be better than when I don't use it. I have "Respiratory Related Awakenings," which are slightly different from actual OSA, but they produce the same lack of restful sleep. I gave it 4 stars because I don't know the actual effectiveness and because insurance does not cover it yet. Nothing bad about the product. And, if you are careful, the adhesive will last 2 days so the cost is less. Reviewed by: Aletha, Poway
works as well as my sleep apnea machine
works as well as my sleep spnea machine Reviewed by: patricia Ciambro-Hesp, Centerville, OH
I couldn't believe they would work..but when I woke up with no headache and I didn't wake up to gasp for air.and I feel refreshed.I knew that they worked for me..wonderful for people like me who can't stand the C-pap. Thank you! Reviewed by: Bonnie Beck, Dubois Pa
Provent Therapy Stick-ons
After 3 attempts on 3 separate nights, I have not been able to go to sleep with the items in place. When my nose itches it is difficult to scratch the area. Last night one nostril became stuffy and I was claustrophobic, which has been the case each night. Reviewed by: William Manning, Ocala
I have used it now for 3 weeks and can not tell you hoe nice it is not to use th cpap. I will re order and refer to a friend Reviewed by: Barbara Guggenberger, Saint Cloud
FAST SERVICE GREAT PRODUCT Reviewed by: ROGER, YORKTOWN VA
restricted air flow---felt as if my air intake was restricted Reviewed by: Andrew Wickham, Flint, Mi.
the unit works mechanically, but my mouth gets totally dry after a couple of hours of exaling which wakes me up and forces me to drink some water. In the morning a wake up with a sore throat and only orange juice helps it but the symptoms prevail. Reviewed by: Mario Destefano, New York, NY
Working for Me & My Wife!
I've only been using Provent SR for a few nights but already I can see a difference and my wife can definitely hear one.
When I first put on the Provent patches I found it very difficult to breath out. You'd be surprised at how much I breath out of my nose -- or at least I was. So while I was wearing the patches I mostly just tried to breath using my mouth. You can breath in with your nose very easily though if you want to.
While falling asleep I tried to breath through my mouth so I wouldn't think about Provent. It ended up being pretty easy to get to sleep the first night and it's been easier each night since.
Best not to do too much activity with Provent on! Just put them on and go to sleep. You can walk around of course and get a glass of water or whatever but nothing too strenuous.
My wife says she hasn't heard me snore at all with Provent on. She used to say I snored almost every night. Of course my OSA is a mild case (or at least I think it is) but for me Provent seems to be a real godsend.
Reviewed by: Adam, New York
Having a clinically established sleep apnea, treated with a VPAP machine effectively, I have tried to work with the Provent device.
My experience is that while I can place the device well into my nostrils, the inflow through the Provent covered nostrils is too nimble to make me breath easily/freely. Thus the positive pressure develops too slow. I suggest to redesign the system and increase the one way flow to prevent that the patients both inhale and exhale through the mouth.
Peter K Lauf, MD Reviewed by: email@example.com, Dayton, OH
Difficult to get used to.
I have been using a CPAP for many years. Provent reduces the amount of air I am used to on intake.I have used them three times and have not been able to get comfortable but I am not done trying because they would be a perfect travel application. Reviewed by: Tom Howard, Ashland, Oregon
I'd love to have had Provent work for me, but after an hour of trying hard to breathe through my mouth, my mouth was very dry (and that is one of my problems), so I had to remove the Provent inserts Reviewed by: Emilie Buchwald, Minneapolis
Better than not using a CPAP
I never was able to use the CPAP, as I would knowingly wake up more often, so it just sat it my drawer. I saw the article in the NYT and got my doc to write a prescription. This certainly is a step in the right direction, but I knowingly wake up with it, vs not using and seeming to get better quality sleep. I've used it for 4 nights already, and will continue to give it a shot to see if I can get more acclimated to it. I look forward to the evolution of the product to get away from the disposable form factor and develop a good custom fit product that is just easy to use, comfortable and obviously effective. Reviewed by: Michael Boyd, Cupertino, CA
This company was quick and great with customer service. I will be placing all my orders with them going forward! Reviewed by: Bryan, Tinton Falls
Because I'm a side sleeper with a touch of claustrophia, I was never able to acclimate to using my CPAP machine to combat my moderate sleep apnea. I was able to tolerate Provent the first night we slept together and have high hopes that I'll continue to sleep well, thanks to your help! I've already shared my review with a dear friend. You can expect to receive his prescription soon! Reviewed by: Melinda, Olmsted Falls, Ohio
I will surely buy from you again. Very convenient. This is the lowest price I've seen so far. And I save if I buy a 3-month supply of Provent.
Your staff was attentive on my order. Reviewed by: Editha Reyes, Diamond Bar
Good Idea, Needs Work
I've been using a CPAP at a low pressure for several years with no problems and many benefits. The ProVent 'valves' would be great for travelling without my machine but, although they allow me to inhale easily and completely, the 'back-pressure' is too great so I cannot fully exhale. The manufacturer needs to offer ProVent that would allow much easier exhalation...and I know that pressure is what makes the device work. Reviewed by: Jay, Pepper Pike
Sleep apnea therapy review
I still love the product!I just wish it wasn't so expensive. My out of pocket insurance deductible is just too high. Reviewed by: Angie Laviano, Palm City
Provent's new version
I used to be a very strong proponent of the Provent product, in fact it was a miracle solution to my apnea! Until they changed the design and materials. The "new and improved" version does not work!!! The valve is noisy, does not work on some units and the adhesive used to stick to the skin is far, far less effective than the previous version. I wake up nightly with leaks and clearly apnea has returned....
I'd pay double, if that what it would take, for the company to revert to the old type. Otherwise it makes no since for me to continue to use the product. Reviewed by: George Birnbaum, Jacksonville
this seems to be a good product, but it has been a challenge getting used toit Reviewed by: Lynda Hlywiak, Duluth
The snore patches work wonders. These are by far the best product I have ever used. Reviewed by: Phillip Joseph Grasso, Tiburon
only been 3 days so far been good better that cpap Reviewed by: joyce, wenatchee
I have used the provent therapy for two nights now. It is easy to put on and certainly is a lot better than having all kinds of tubes and head straps on while you sleep. It worked fine and I will be interested in doing a new sleep study to see if it is doing it's job. I think it is, and I am very happy with it. Reviewed by: Marilyn Campbell, San Jose
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