DirectHomeMedical Customer Product Reviews
Hello Provent, Goodbye Machine.
Written By: L.A., Louisiana 7/4/2017
I've been using Provent for a month now and I am thrilled! I have now packed away my CPAP machine and sleep better than I ever did with it. Very little adjustment time for me and it's wonderful to turn over to sleep on my other side without having to reposition hoses... and my cat. Okay, I still have to reposition the cat. But what do you expect? Cats rule the world. I love Provent. Come on, insurance. Catch up with us and cover this!
Written By: Jayne West, Benton, Arkansas 6/2/2017
I have had trouble for years and absolutely knew that I could NOT use a "machine". My husband found this through some research. I have been using the Provent for 8 months. I could not tell you all day long how totally satisfied I am!!! This has made a world of difference that I never thought possible!!!
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy
Written By: B J P, Belleair, Fl 2/27/2017
This product works great. I use it when traveling instead of carrying the CPAP Machine. I also appreciate the customer service when ordering, they have always been helpful when placing an order, and I received my order in record time.
Provent saved the day
Written By: Ellen S., Berkeley, CA. 1/29/2017
My husband couldn't stand CPAP therapy; he found it too claustrophobia-inducing. While Provent may not be as fully effective, his neurologist found that it significantly helped with his sleep apnea, plus he is able to use it nightly. .
Written By: Flora C, Coral Gables, FL 11/15/2016
I can't tolerate the CPAP, therefore finding Provent (5 years ago) is like a miracle. I only wish it would be covered by insurance.
Written By: Tome T, Chicago area 10/4/2016
I purchased the starter kit that has 2 nights of "light" valves, 2 nights of "medium", and then 26 "therapy" level valves.
The first 4 nights were not bad. On the 5th night, which is also the first night of the "therapeutic" level valves I noticed a much greater restriction with breathing out of my nose. This was to be expected as the instructions clearly stated that that would be the case. I slept fine that evening. The instructions say to "relax", and that's mainly to settle yourself down as you need to start breathing slower and not as deeply as when you are awake.
On the 6th night my issues started. The biggest issue is that the valves, both of them, lost their adhesion and the bottoms let go at some point in the night. I noticed them the next morning. The next night I had issues trying to fall asleep because I have a tendency to need to take VERY deep breathes when I first lay down to sleep. Per the advice of the instructions I would take my deep breathes through my nose and the valves, and then exhale through my mouth. Eventually I would relax enough in order to transition to nose breathing and fall asleep. The night the vales blew out, lost adhesion again, and at the same location at the bottom, or right below my nose. I suspect this is happening because of my lung capacity and my need to breathe out with some force. I think either the adhesive is not holding my exhale force, or the adhesive is bad on the this batch of valves. Either way, the valves are not holding for me and thus are doing no good.
I have contacted Provent directly and they send me the same instructions regarding placement making sure I wash with soap and water to completely clean and then dry around my nose, which I have been doing all along. In my case, the valves are simply not holding. Provent wants to send me a new pack of valves in order to evaluate if the problem may be a defective adhesive on the pack I bought. I think that is very fair, and I will give that a try. I hope that I can resume trying these valves again as I think they may be doing some good, but I really need more time/days in order to fully evaluate if they are for me.
My only other issue is comfort. I find the valves a bit uncomfortable. Once I have the valves in place and they are stuck, the front of my nose feels like it's being pinched. It's not a crazy "get this off me now!" feeling, but it's not comfortable imo, you KNOW it's there.
Also, breathing out through the valves is heavy as they are designed to do this. But, that's the part that takes getting used to. A few times I have felt almost like I'm choking because I can't expel the air from my lungs in the full and fast amount I want to. I'll give the new box a try and update.
Not for me
Written By: DJ Ellis, USA 10/4/2016
Seems well constructed and like the idea of portability when traveling but difficult to use for me and dont want to sacrifice multiple nights trying to get used to it when my CPAP machine works fine.
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy
Written By: Sue, Goldsboro 9/18/2016
Service was great, product is good,only complaint is the price
Written By: Mangokayak , MA 8/24/2016
Better for nose breathers
Written By: Jeff P, Philadelphia, PA 8/16/2016
This product is likely beneficial for nose breathers. It basically acts as a CPAP machine that is fitted only for the nose. But if you are a mouth breather, and you use a CPAP machine, you would need to use the full face mask version of the machine for good results. Provent does not mimic the full face mask version of a CPAP machine, only the nose-only version. I have never been a nose breather. I don't have severe allergies nor do I have a deviated septum. But it's a guarantee that during the night, I breathe primarily through my mouth with a minimal amount of breathing through my nose. Hence, the product did not effectively work for me. (EDITORS NOTE: Provent can be used with a chinstrap if mouth leak is a problem.)
Written By: provent user, california 8/14/2016
The Provent works well most of the time. However I find it VERY EXPENSIVE. It would be nice if insurance would cover this.
My Provent 30-night Stater kit
Written By: Peter N, Centreville VA 7/27/2016
It is noticeable the size for me is large. Both of 2 sides do not fit my nostrils. If there is smaller size I think it is much better. However, I found no problems using Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy. I need to wait for several days after I have worn test pad on my left wrist to see if provent product helps me. I really appreciate my doctor who prescribed Provent for me.
Written By: Bryan, Tinton Falls 7/20/2016
I have been using this for over four years. It works great.
Written By: Becky, Topeka, Ks 7/9/2016
I've tried the CPAP machine (hated it), mouth appliance (liked it but it changed my bite) and now I have tried PROVENT for 3 weeks. It is easy to put on and it took me no time to get used to it. I wish it wasn't so expensive, but I won't go back to anything else.
Provent apnea aid
Written By: Linda, Hawaii 6/24/2016
Like it better than cpap which I can't tolerate. Adhesive is annoying and the fact you can't reuse it gets expensive. Seems they could find a way to attach valves so they could be reused. Still they seem to help. My husband tells me I don't snore at all when I use them and I'm not as tired in morning.
Written By: Pat, Groveland 6/15/2016
Helps me sleep
One size does not fit all
Written By: Hannakli, Washington State 6/4/2016
I was enthusiastic to try this product to help with sleep apnea. However it just didn't work for me. My nose is too small, there is too little edge on my nostrils to attach the device and have a good fit and seal. I'm sure to would be effective for someone with a larger nose. I spoke to the company and they said they may offer sizes in the future.
.Harder than I thought
Written By: Liz, New Jersey 5/16/2016
Hoped this would be a solution to CPAP but it's taking some time to get used to. Not as easy as I thought it would be.
Provent Works For Me
Written By: David, Los Angeles County, CA 5/10/2016
It takes a bit to get used to, but Provent works for me! I do not wake up tired on the nights that I use Provent, and my wife does not complain about my snoring keeping her up!
Provent/ direct Home Medical.
Written By: David C, New Jersey 4/26/2016
Great svs. Great product
Didn't work for me
Written By: irene, Riverhead, NY 4/19/2016
I hoped provent would be useful for travel, but I didn't work for me.
Pleased with Provent
Written By: Paul, Pacific Northwest 4/11/2016
I've used Provent therapy for about three years and find it a reliable and effected program. I use Provent for travel only and at home use conventional CPAP therapy. If there is a downside to Provent it's the cost; adds up!! However, they are small, weigh nothing, and are great for travel which I do a lot of. I'll use Provent a lot of the next couple of months traveling to NYC and to the UK.
A Godsend for Me
Written By: Sharron L, Clearwater, FL 4/8/2016
I had been using a CPAP machine for over 14 years when I discovered an ad for PROVENT in my doctor's office. When I asked her about it she felt my sleep apnea was too severe for the product to be effective. She also felt the trials on the product were not done very well for her to feel comfortable recommending it. I asked if she would be willing to have me do an overnight trial with the product and sleep test machine. She agreed and was delighted to find that I only had one apnea that night. The rest is history! I now use it on a regular basis and feel so much better each morning; no longer wake up drowsy and with a headache. It's also great to no longer have to travel with a CPAP machine!
Initially my insurance company refused to cover the cost of the PROVENT. However, I challenged them and they now cover 80% of the cost and I have to submit the bills to them. The benefits certainly outweigh this minor nuisance.
Written By: Harryet, Wayne nj 2/29/2016
I am not falling asleep during the day! it's a miracle.
didn't work for me
Written By: Amita , Haiku 2/19/2016
I have moderate sleep apnea and it just didn't work for me. Woke up with headaches which is not a good sign. Back to CPAP now.
Provent didn't help
Written By: Theresaa G, Rockville , Maryland 2/10/2016
Provent keeps my nostril stopped up and it gives me migraine everytime I use it..
Written By: r woerpel md, Carlsbad 2/9/2016
Great product! Use it nightly.
Written By: barbara D., greenwich, ct 2/8/2016
Have tried a lot of devices and different appliances for basically snoring. I do have a little sleep apnea but I really wanted to stop the loud snoring at night. These little sticky things actually worked and it's amazing I set up a microphone from my phone at night and listen to it in the morning and just a bit of heavy breathing but no snoring. I do find it difficult to breathe through my mouth before falling asleep but once I am asleep I guess it works so I'm very pleased
Good Product-Please make sizes
Written By: Patti, Atlantic City 2/3/2016
Provent Therapy has given me a better night's sleep, no longer waking up several times in the night.My husband also says I no longer make choking sounds. It is definitely a good alternative to C-pap, which I is claustrophobic to me. One little improvement that I would like - make them in sizes. The patches are too large for my nose and have to overlap them a lot.
Best night's sleep ever!
Written By: Janet, Centreville 1/27/2016
The provent sleep apnea therapy device is the only way I (and my husband) sleep at night. It worked from the first night. I have been using this device for about 3 years now and I would not ever go back to using a CPAP machine.
Worst Case Of Sleep Apnea Ever Seen
Written By: Tony, Philadelphia 1/4/2016
Thats what I was told by my doc. Had it for over 10 years CPAP Was a ridiculous attempt for me & believe me I tried. Every new machine. Every new mask. While I know its been life saving & necessary for some could not make it work for me! Desperate I was looking into surgery & found PROVENT. After the first night a bit of tossing & turning. By the 2nd I awoke refreshed well rested & alive for the first time in many MANY years!!! Something so simple gave me my life back Literally! I was thoroughly exhausted & had given up hope on the quality of life at the age of 47 & otherwise youthful & very healthy. If I sound a bit over dramatic well thats the effect PROVENT had on me, an incredibly Over dramatic result after just one night. I'm that excited & had to share!!
Written By: SonomaRik, Sonoma 12/21/2015
I have very mild APNEA: I've used the sterling solution of a CPAP. Found it too intrusive [like wearing SCUBA gear] then went to a MyTAP/MAD device, but the latter was almost like not having it on: only stopped my urination and snoring but not my APNEA problems. Dr suggested the PROVENT and I found/find the design VERY comfortable, non-intrusive, very clever BUT HIGHLY expensive. MyTAP/MAD and/or the CPAP is a one-time co-pay for me of a few hundred dollars, but the PROVENT is $/day Forever, with zero copay. I know, it's a local KAISER thing that makes no sense, but it's also a marginal device. While it creates the necessary back pressure it does not stop snoring or urination at night where the others did. I do not feel as rested, just more comfortable in its use. The back pressure does not engage UNTIL you have started to snore. My wife has made these observations. As for the urination: that was never a problem with the others. I don't see this as sustainable in any situation moving fwd. To those lucky to have five-star success, I only wish.
Effective and worth the money/time to adjust
Written By: Gerry , Dutchess county, New York 12/4/2015
I have been using Provent for almost two years now and it has significantly improved my quality of sleep. I have mild sleep apnea and would wake up frequently sweating with a dry mouth, feeling unrested the next day. After trying the Provent first 30-day acclimation box, it still took me a couple of weeks after that to get completely adjusted, but has become a standard part of my going-to-bed routine. My wife tells me that my snoring since using Provent has improved drastically, oftentimes not noticeable at all. When I've let my subscription run out by mistake, those few days are markedly different in terms of sleep quality and decibels of snoring. I would recommend as a less expensive, less intrusive alternative to other sleep apnea treatments (even though, as my wife jokes, she love when I wear my piggy nose).
Written By: Mitzy, alaska 11/23/2015
I am a female with snoring issues, so says my husband. I hated to think of wearing the "darth vadar" mask, it just wasn't what I wanted so I looked into several on-line items that would curb my snoring. I was skeptical of this product but it works wonders. No more snoring. It took a bit of time to get used to wearing it but now it feels rather normal. My mouth gets very dry at night but otherwise, I think I'm sleeping well. thank you
Provent 30-day Starter Kit
Written By: GST, MN 11/13/2015
After just a few days my husband said my terrible snoring went to a "purr". I still snore some but not enough for him to find another place to sleep!
Written By: Shirley in PA, 11/11/2015
I found Provent Therapy a satisfactory solution. Easy to adapt too. Noticed an improvement with my sleep apnea "slugishness". I am basically pleased with the results.
Great alternative for an overseas trip
Written By: bamagirl, Alabama 10/15/2015
I have few problems using regular cpap, but Provent sleep apnea therapy nasal patches have been a great alternative for using during overseas trips--or any trip where I might have to worry about taking my cpap machine with me. I have been using Provent patches for this purpose for about two years and have felt as rested as when I use cpap. They take a little getting used to, but the started kit was great for that.
Written By: Bryan, New Jersey 9/14/2015
It works great and I sleep through the night. It can sometimes can make your nose itch, but you get used to it.
It worked, kind of
Written By: Robertok, 8/9/2015
It is really difficult to get over the idea that you either have to keep you mouth open or feel like you are suffocating. And leaving your mouth open all night is not exactly pleasant.
Written By: Kay, Oregon 8/5/2015
My best recommendation is not to try with a person with Alzheimer's. He could not remember what they were for each night so just kept taking them off. Even tho only tried for 3 partial nights, he all of a sudden was answering Jeopardy questions. I am sick I can't use them for him.
Difficult to keep from Leaking
Written By: Mike, Florida 7/10/2015
If you are a nose breather like me, constant force on the filter before the mouth opens to allow an exhale slowly dislodges the adhesive and eventually you are breathing out your nose. Shaved my mustashe and the area beneath the nose, then scrubbed with a wash cloth with soap and water to remove as much skin oil as possible, before carefully applying....still no luck...
The only thing I can use
Written By: Annab, Queens, NY 7/6/2015
I know some people probably need CPAP, but for me this was the perfect alternative. No tubes, no air blasting in my face. Portable, small, discreet. I love this product.
Why not a better adhesive?
Written By: pcr, Washington 6/23/2015
I cannot get the adhesive to stick to my skin. I thought it was a problem inherent in Provent until I did a sleep study and found that the ones that came with the sleep study equipment adhered much better. Why can't we get those?
Written By: J, Ohio 6/23/2015
This was the last option for me to treat sleep apnea. For me it was cheaper to pay for also. I adjusted to it immediately, I only felt a little bit of the feeling of a band aid on my nose. The first night I used it I slept the entire night. I had not done this in almost a year. Almost 30 days later still having no issues.
No more fatigue
Written By: George, Washington, DC 6/18/2015
I need this product to help combat my sleep apnea. While the stickers are not always pleasurable-who cares-they go on when I'm going to sleep and that is all that is important.
Provent Sleep Apnea Miracle!!
Written By: Snazzy, Clearwater, FL 6/14/2015
Provent has given me such a lift in life. I have had sleep apnea for over 16 years and up until discovering Provent I was on a CPAP machine. It helped me to a degree but I would still wake up in the morning feeling groggy and would still need a mid-day nap. Since I started using the Provent about 6 weeks ago, I now wake up feeling refreshed and I no longer require a mid-day nap. I sleep better through the night and I don't wake up with lines on my face like I did with the CPAP mask. That's just an extra bonus!
The only thing I can use
Written By: Annab, New York 6/9/2015
I am so grateful I found these. I could not tolerate CPAP - spent weeks without sleeping through the night, my partner would roll over on the tubes, bang my mask into my face. These are small, lightweight and work well enough to silence my snoring and keep my airways open. I wish they weren't so expensive, and that insurance would cover them, but I'm just so happy they're there.
Provent sleep apnea therapy.
Written By: Robin F, Montrose, CO 6/4/2015
I recently ordered a 30-day supply of Provent sleep apnea therapy. My package arrived in a timely manner. When I went on to order, I was pleased to have an opportunity for a live chat to help me with my order. Great idea! The chat allowed me to find out that my prescription was still good and I could go ahead and order.
Didn't Work for Me
Written By: RayR, La Selva Beach, CA 5/28/2015
Let me qualify my review by saying that Provent didn't work for ME -- it may work well for others. I have severe obstructive sleep apnea and require a bipap. I have heard that it works well for many apnea sufferers and probably is worth a try. I had hoped to use this on an upcoming foreign trip but, alas, it was not to be!
Written By: Edward T. K., Carlsbad CA 5/5/2015
Excellent product: easy to use and very effective
Successful so far!!!!
Written By: Elad 1266, Utica, NY 5/4/2015
I was willing to try anything to help with my sleep apnea but nothing seemed to get good reviews until I read about Provent. Have been using the product for two weeks now and although it took a few nights to get used to, I definitely notice a difference. I sleep straight through the night most of the time now and wake up feeling more refreshed than in years. My girlfriend says that I hardly snore anymore as well. Thank you Provent!!! I am definitely sticking with this therapy!!!
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy
Written By: Satisfied User, 4/20/2015
Works for me!
Much better than the cumbersome CPAP
Written By: Susan, California 4/3/2015
I travel a lot and dragging the CPAP machine was annoying. It was just another piece of baggage to carry. The Provent is great -- it goes in my toiletry bag and nothing extra to carry.
The best invention since the wheel
Written By: Alex D, Arizona 3/26/2015
Provent is totally awesome. It has liberated me from oppressive CPAP devices. I am sleeping so much better with Provent and wake fully rested, alert and awake. Best of all, it's simple, easy, portable and reasonable at just $2 per day -- cheaper than my daily latte. No matter where and when I travel, whether overnight or on a plane or long vacation, I always have Provent on me to get me through the night.
Written By: Gadget Girl, Virginia Beach, VA 3/14/2015
Better sleep using the Provent therapy. Much more comfortable than oral device or CPAP machine.
Written By: Over 50 , Nyc 2/11/2015
Eliminates snoring completely.
Freedom from CPAP
Written By: Martha, California 2/10/2015
Happy to have a product that helps when you can't tolerate CPAP machines
Snore No More
Written By: Stephanie, IL 2/8/2015
My husband was So impressed that my snoring was stopped with such a simple device. I'm so happy!
Can't use mask
Written By: Jo, Georgia 2/2/2015
After Being diagnosed with sleep apnea I tried several different masks so that I could get the sleep I needed. A friend of mine recommended Provent. I Use it every night and have been doing really well with it for two years. It is easy to travel with just throw a few in your suitcase or in your purse or pocket and off you go. I just wish Medicare would cover the expense.
Written By: Judith D. C., Tappan, NY 1/15/2015
Provent is worlds better than the CPAP machine that I used for a solid year. The comfort level is good and the application is easy to do. My doctor doesn't think it equals the machine in efficiency but I don't think I'll ever go back to the machine, no matter the difference. I'd rather be protected a little less than be miserably uncomfortable with the machine.
can only assume
Written By: Karen, 1/13/2015
These are much easier to use and not as scary to my roommate than the Cpak. I know that I get better sleep just because I do not have detach & reattach any hoses to go to the bathroom 2-3 times during the night. I have not been monitored again to see if the patches are doing anything but I figure it can't hurt. I can't wait until the treatment is approved by insurance companies. Thank goodness that I could afford to get the 90 day order with a great discount.
Written By: Gerda , Fort Lee, NJ 1/8/2015
The product seemed to work better as I started it months ago. Now it seems that the artificial obstruction to exhaling is not fitting as well. I am wondering also, if all noses are the same. My nostrils are very small, which makes the fit difficult, I also find the tape material irritating and often pull the device off in my sleep. Maybe there is some improvement possible ?!
I've tried everything for daytime sleepiness and I had no hope for this
Written By: Liz, Virginia, USA 12/19/2014
I am a thin, 29-year old woman. I've tried iron, B-vitamins, thyroid medication, modafinil and tested my blood for all the usual suspects: mono, lyme, etc.
I've only been on the therapeutic level provent for 3 days now, but I feel so different, I can't believe it. I'm stopping modafinil and reducing my caffeine consumption because I can't fall asleep at night (this is a miracle for me because I used to need multiple naps + 10 hours sleep at night). For what it's worth, I did the sleep test thing and got diagnosed borderline sleep apnea and mild hypersomnia (likely from the borderline sleep apnea). I went to an ENT for constant nosebleeds who mentioned I have a deviated septum - this is likely the cause for my sleep apnea. It's taken years to diagnose, because many doctors look at a fit, young woman and never think sleep apnea.
Even after getting diagnosed borderline sleep apnea, doctors said it wasn't bad enough to cause the sleepiness. I tried the nose strips - no dice. Finally, I tried this. Conclusion: I'm awake like I haven't been in years. Now, the cons: I do sleep with my mouth open frequently - so I'm not sure how it works, but I guess for enough of the night I use my nose. I do wake up with a REALLY dry mouth and worry about the effects of that for my breath, teeth, etc - but to be awake - it's 100% worth it. We'll see if it continues paying off.
Written By: Kathi, Texas 12/1/2014
I've been using Provent sleep apnea therapy strips for a couple of years and, while it took a few months to really get the hang of applying them, my husband and I are much happier and get better sleep.
Written By: Sandra C, Yorba Linda 11/18/2014
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.
Great for travel
Written By: Traveller, 11/10/2014
I use the CPAP at home but can not bring the machine with me on business trips. Provent is a great replacement when travelling!
Written By: Dave McG, San Antonio, TX 11/2/2014
I have found the Provent device to be a great replacement for the traditional CPAP. It's portable, easy to apply, disposable and no constant cleaning. I have had a night or two when it has to be put back on due to my rolling around but it goes back in place easily.
Written By: Michael K , 10/31/2014
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy
Written By: Michael, New York 10/16/2014
Written By: Lee, New Jersey 10/11/2014
I like Provent much better than CPAP machine. I wish the adhesive made a tighter fit
Best Little Secret in Town!
Written By: K, NJ 10/9/2014
I don't know why no one knows about this product except me and my doctor! Everyone I know that has sleep apnea does not know about this product and uses a CPAP machine! I can't figure it out this is an outstanding and worthwhile product! My family & I thank you!
Good bye CPAP
Written By: arlothespamhound, CT 10/7/2014
This device solves the problem of a bi level cpap machine's inability to precisely control the exhale function. Provent operates according to your auto response system. You are in control! Takes a while to get use to the exhale restriction. It also takes time to get them properly installed. Had to shave my mustache and beard. No one even noticed! I would suggest (if anyone hasn't mentioned it yet) that Provent should make a smaller size. The anatomy of the human face is not one size fits all. Possibly the left and right pads could be die cut to interlock rather than overlapping in the middle. Sleep tight
Did not work for me
Written By: Old Man, San Jose, CA 10/3/2014
I'm sure this works for some apnea sufferers, but it did not work for me.
Peace (and closeness) at last!
Written By: A.DeN.T., California 9/11/2014
My husband refused to consider Provent for years. Finally, I slipped some into his CPAP case, which he takes when he travels. He tried Provent. He liked them. I'm happy. He's happy. Even though I was a strong supporter of the CPAP device for sleep apnea, this is better. . . . and nights are friendlier.
90 Day Supply
Written By: Gene Rose, Roanoke 9/10/2014
The shipment was made and arrived sooner than I had expected. Good job.
Written By: Carol P, California 8/21/2014
I received the product I ordered in a timely way. I appreciate being able to speak to real people - in the US! - on the phone when I discovered I'd made a mistake in the credit card I used. When I needed it fast, they got it to me fast! (paid extra for shipping)
Written By: DJC, Prunedale, CA 8/15/2014
Good product. Def. helps lower my Obstructive Sleep Apnea's AHI. Expensive tho.
Just into my second week
Written By: Rick K, Oak park, ill 8/13/2014
Inconclusive right now...will go the full 30 days. Hope it works
Doesn't work for me!!!!!!!!!!!
Written By: ump 522, D'town, PA 8/11/2014
It may be a good product but you could not prove it by my experience. I lasted 7 days using no single night longer than 5 hours most 3 and under. I only fell asleep with it one night. Instead, I could not go to sleep for at least 1.5 hours after removing it. I started to feel freaky and also my blood pressure jumped at leas 15 to 20 point on each measure. I am sleeping like a baby with out it.
Works well for mild to mod sleep apnea
Written By: Lynn M, San Diego 8/1/2014
My husband has mild-moderate sleep apnea and would not wear a machine. These have been great for him! It takes a little time to get used to though. When he forgets to put them on I can hear him snoring and having apnea. Now when he wakes up he is rested and he doesn't fall asleep in the middle of the day. These were life-changing for him!
Provent GREAT for traveling
Written By: Auntebook, Dallas, TX 7/30/2014
I use a C-pap at home, but I don't like to schlep it with me when I travel... particularly overseas. Provent solves the problem. And I'd like to add that Direct Home got the supply to me just in time for my trip!
Not good for sleep maintanence
Written By: Rick, Connecticut 7/30/2014
Very uncomfortable, tried to get used to it for a week. Prevented me from falling asleep. When fell asleep, it only lasted about 30 minutes. It made things worse.
Initial review of Provent
Written By: Ler, Va. 7/25/2014
I tried this for four nights and could not go without sleep another night. There should be some extra products added to the starter kit for the first few nights as it takes awhile to get them aligned and on properly. Unfortunately. It seems you have one shot to get them to stick because once you take it off, it will not stay on. I could not sleep with just my mouth open. I was hopeful this would work for me, but I don't think it will.
Written By: Sharon G, St. Petersburg, Florida 7/24/2014
The Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy is a great product! I had no problem adjusting to it starting from the first night. I tried this product because I wanted to see if it could be an alternative for me when I travel. It worked so well for my trip! I hope that other companies will be able to create a generic version down the line to make it more affordable so it can be covered by insurance.
Simple yet very effective!
Written By: Lynnanne , Chicago 7/20/2014
I'm amazed at how well Provent works. Simple design, no hose, no mask, no machine and yet it allows me to sleep very relaxed and comfortable.
Snoring and sleep relief
Written By: Peter, Boston 7/17/2014
Pro Vent seems to working well for me. I am sleeping better and I am apparently not snoring !!
Appreciated by my wife
Written By: R Modansky, Rockland County New York 7/16/2014
Using Provent has improved the quality of my sleep as well as making my wife extremely happy that my snoring has completely disappeared.
Written By: Jamie, Pennsylvania 7/7/2014
In general this is a great product. Much more comfortable than the unbearable masks and bulky unit. My last lot however, has been disappointing as I have found quite a few have failed to stick and are therefore useless. This product is quite pricey, so I am unhappy with my current lot, I can only hope this doesn't proves not be the case again in the future.
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy
Written By: Jane, Mays Landing 7/2/2014
Very easy to use. I have used this product for over a week and I already notice that I am more awake when I wake up. I also am waking up with the first alarm instead of sleeping through the 3rd alarm. I would recommend this for anyone not wanting to use the CPAP or BIPAP machine. I could not tolerate the masks. The Provent is also great for travel so you do not have to shlep the machine when you travel.
Written By: Robert B, Miami 7/2/2014
I woke up with my mouth and throat DRY like a cork
Written By: jacques b, NYC 7/1/2014
finally I found something easy to use that prevents snoring. I'm grateful for it. Thank you . JB
Product helps eliminate my snoring
Written By: Wes, Pittsburgh 6/20/2014
Product has helped eliminate my snoring.
Written By: P Colburn , New Jersey 5/16/2014
Compared to any CPAP mask / therapy this product is a god sent and quite tolerable to wear. It does take some getting use to, but I believe its worth the effort. I believe in order for it to be 100% effective you need to sleep with your mouth closed all the time and this is the one area that is of concern for me. I stopped CPAP becuase the only device (air pillows) I could remotely tolerate required the use of a chin strap which I refuse to wear with Provent either. However I will continue to I work with them with the goal of getting completely use to them.
Provent Starter Kit
Written By: Sanje, Tampa 5/14/2014
I love the product. I have used Provent on an "as needed" basis in concert with my mouth appliance because this has been a rough allergy season. When my doctor suggested Afrin before Provent I began using them regularly. This new Provent shipment seems of a more substantial material than I am accustomed to, and also seems to offer more breathing resistance. The information enclosed indicated Provent works on severe apnea which was not the case in the past. I like those "changes" if I am not imagining them. I rarely get more than 4 hours sleep and when I get more sleep it is generally on a Provent night.
Provent Sleep Apnea Theraphy
Written By: Jen R, Huntsville, TX. 4/29/2014
I like the convinience and will definitely recommend.
Does not work reliably
Written By: Barbara G, Newton, MA 4/29/2014
Did not prevent snoring, unfortunately. I really wanted it to work since it is so much easier to use than a CPAP!
Written By: Dave, Dayton, Oh 4/26/2014
Works as advertised. Fairly effective reduction in snoring and apnea. A bit tough to apply...hint: use alcohol wipes to remove any traces of skin oil from the area, then apply product. The adhesive works much better on very clean skin.
Hard to breathe
Written By: Wrangler, New York 4/25/2014
Just used it for two days now - both nights I woke up in the middle of the night and had to take the device off. I don't understand how, if my exhale is blocked, wouldn't that lead to a buildup of CO2 in my bloodstream, which cannot be good.
These are great
Written By: MAS, HC 4/20/2014
I endured a C-PAP years ago, then underwent oral surgery with only partial response. The PROVENT works best! And no machinery to schlog around when travelling, no equipment cleaning. This simple device is easy to use and travel with. I'm thrilled my doctor recommended it.
Happy with Provent
Written By: Stacey, New York 4/20/2014
Thanks for the opportunity to let you know how much I like Provent Therapy. I use it every night for my sleep apnea and am thankful I found your product on line while searching for an alternative to the machines. Provent is so easy to use and completely controls the sleep apnea. Thanks again.
A Welcome Change
Written By: Pam VS, Maine 4/19/2014
Just beginning to use Pro Vent,and have a ways to go in consistantly and efficiently positioning the microvalves but certainly am enjoying the freedom of not being tethered to a CPAP!I think it is going to work well in the long run.
Be patient with Provent
Written By: Bernadette, New Jersey 4/16/2014
Sleeping better than ever with Provent but it did take me several weeks to get through entire night without removing the vents in my sleep. Needed to strengthen my lung capacity. Now I am breathing better in the daytime too! I think of them as weight training for my lungs. Be patient, it takes time but is worth the work.
Great product but expensive
Written By: Tina M. , Mississippi 4/7/2014
I have never been able to get used to my CPAP machine so I decided to try Provent. It worked great and was much more comfortable than the CPAP mask, but until insurance starts covering them, I'll have to stick with my CPAP. Provent will be great for travel, though.
Written By: Mrs. G., San Mateo County 4/4/2014
Being a women I found that I had to put the patches on before creaming my face at night, as they would not stick to you cause of the creaming near the area where the taping would attach to your skin. Once I had that down it took a few nights to get use to having them on, but when they are on you do sleep and feel refreshed in the morning, they are better than the masks, however they do work for me as I was told that I had a mild case of Sleep Apnea.
I Returned to Provent
Written By: Karen, Cazenovia, NY 3/28/2014
I used Provent for several months, and then found a product that was significantly cheaper, with the same concept, but different design. I have mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sadly for me, the other product didn't work as well and I am feeling tired again, so I am returning to Provent. Despite the price, and the fact that I found it hard to get used to, I'd rather have something that works.
Written By: TinaM, MO. 3/27/2014
It took me a few days to figure out how to get them to stick but that was my only problem. I do believe they are a life saver, love them.
Having problems with them
Written By: D.G., Houston, TX 3/25/2014
I'm having a terrible time getting used to these. You are supposed to fall asleep with your mouth open, and then supposedly your mouth closes when you fall asleep. I have been unable to fall asleep with my mouth open, so I have tried keeping my mouth shut while falling asleep and I feel like I am suffocating. I have only been able to wear them for a whole night once. I will keep using these till I run out, but I am not sure if I will order more.
Worst product ever
Written By: John, North Carolina 3/22/2014
This is a terrible idea for sleep apnea. It is very difficult to breathe once the devices are in place unless you breathe through your mouth. For the first 4 nights, there was some reduction in snoring but the discomfort of the devices woke me up about the same as if I wasn't wearing them. After the 4th night, my snoring resumed as if I wasn't wearing the devices and I woke up with a terrible dryness in the mouth and a sore throat. The devices teach you to breath through your mouth which makes you wake up a lot and then it's very difficult to go back to sleep. I had read other reviews and thought the users were exaggerating. They weren't! I would definitely avoid this treatment unless you can stand to feel like you are suffocating when you sleep. As far as the product, it is uncomfortable to wear and the adhesive leaves a sticky residue on your skin.
Great product and service
Written By: Bridget, Kansas City 3/20/2014
I have ordered several times now with Direct Home Medical and received my orders promptly. I previously used Provent as a backup for traveling. Now I am using regularly and I find it very helpful.
i like provent
Written By: jerrine, Massachusetts and California 3/18/2014
these little things really seem to work for me. I have problem with cpap, so it is good there is an alternative.
Provent Trial Box
Written By: Travis, Tampa, Fl. 3/13/2014
The Provent product takes some getting used to. While using the Provent system you can inhale through your nose, but it forces you to exhale through your mouth. By the time you reach stage 3, you can't exhale at all through your nose. But, if you can adjust to the Provent system it will work for you. I stopped snoring on the first night, and I am waking up in the morning feeling more rested. It really works, and I will continue to use the product.
Written By: SRKLA, California 3/12/2014
After being diagnosed with moderate sleep apnea I decided to try Provent before going for the CPAP. I have used Provent now for 18 months and had great results. My sleep test with the Provent device showed that my apnea events were greatly reduced. I have almost no problem wearing the Provent... and my wife reports that I no longer snore. Hoping that my insurance will recognize Provent's effectiveness and cover some of the cost.
Worked the first night
Written By: Alan M, Ohio 3/5/2014
According to my wife, I stopped snoring the very first time I used it. It's a bit uncomfortable, but much better that trying to sleep with a CPAP machine and mask.
Difficult to get used to but worth it
Written By: Steve, Northampton, MA 3/4/2014
It took me much longer to get used to provent than the 1-2 weeks that my doctor told me. It took me over 4 weeks before I felt like I was used to them. Once I was used to them, I slept like a dream, no more snoring. My only issue is finding a chin strap that will hold my mouth closed without feeling like my head is in a torture device. All in all, I highly recommend. So much better than CPAP!
Written By: luz h, methuen, ma 2/27/2014
hi, the reason I rate ok is because the adhesive is not good enough because during the night the adhesive detach from the skin. hopefully they can make the adhesive much better like this I don't have to wakeup in the middle of the night. for the rest is working good for my apnea problem.
Written By: Frank, New Jersey 2/27/2014
I've been using Provent for about a year. When falling asleep, I agree it is uncomfortable to try to breathe through the nose. Breathe through your mouth to fall asleep and your breathing becomes less intense during sleep. I noticed that when I wake up, it is very easy to breathe through Provent for the first few minutes.
Written By: Joane, Sanford, Florida 2/26/2014
I wish I could say it is a great product, but for me its a struggle to use every night. The glue adhesive is uncomfortable, and the Provent is no longer on my nose in the morning. I have wasted this expensive product more than I wish to remember. Not sure it is working, but I have no other choice at this time.
better than cpac
Written By: sandra f, sarasota fl 2/9/2014
My wife has been using Provent for about 2 1/2 years and says even though she is not happy having to use anything she says it's so much better than a cpac. Not having to lug it around on trips and vacations has made it so much better.
GOOD IDEA, BAD DESIGN FLAW
Written By: TWA, Jacksonville 1/28/2014
I can handle the restrictions on exhaling. I am used to that after using my cpap for 8 plus years but what I can get used to is the restrictions on INHALING. The product needs to be re-designed to allow less resistance to inhaling.
Written By: Ed, Pennsylvania 1/23/2014
I have just finished stage 2. So far so good. I have been using CPAP for 10+ years. i will probably continue to do so but i want Provent for traveling (boats motorcycle etc). I have post nasal drip so sometimes I wake up with clogged nostril and breathing difficulty. First 4 - 5 hours go well but then I wake and have trouble going back to sleep.
Provent Starter Kit
Written By: Joane H, Sanford, Florida 1/21/2014
Uncomfortable, sometimes itchy, sometimes needs extra tape to hold down. First week was terrible.
Adhesion difficulties and sleep interuption
Written By: Groaker, NY 1/20/2014
I have been diagnosed with moderate to severe sleep apnea. I can not speak to the medical utility of this product, as I am not a physician and have no means of evaluating the medical efficacy. I find it difficult to adhere the Provent valves. Adhering them as suggested does not work for me, so I developed my own method empirically. I have a mustache, so I first wash the area with soap and water, and then shave and dry it. Even though I have dry skin, I wash the area again with isopropanol, and again dry it. After careful placement of the Provent valves, I then add a "tic-tac-toe" of waterproof tape on and around the device, being careful not to cover any of the screen. I then check for leaks, and add more tape if necessary. The device has changed my sleep patterns. Since using them, I typically wake between 2-5AM, and have difficulties returning to sleep. After reading for an hour or so, I can usually get back to sleep. I first started treatment for sleep apnea with a CPAP device, but found that it caused more difficulties for me than it could solve. I can manage the requirements I find necessary to used Provent, though I do wish that they were easier to apply.
just can't do this
Written By: Tom S. , Tulsa, OK 1/15/2014
I cannot keep these in all night. While I understand the concept, the fact that your exhale rate is slower than your inhale rate is very stressful. You are having to push air through those tiny holes. Yes, it is recommended to breathe through your mouth until you fall asleep but, I can't fall asleep. When I attempt to exhale through my nose only, my heart races since I am fighting the device and I get stressed-out. I feel as if I am suffocating. Perhaps a longer period of "starter" ones is in order. Having just two nights of easy breathing before making it harder and only two nights of the next level doesn't prepare you for what the real process is.
Written By: Karen, North Carolina 1/3/2014
I purchased a 10-day trial to see if this product would work for me. I watched a video demonstration and read (and re-read)the instructions. The first few nights were the most uncomfortable. The strips are designed to make it easy to breathe in and difficult to breathe out (through the nose). Having difficulty breathing out through the nose was uncomfortable at first; there's a feeling of pressure. But it is the pressure that actually helps correct the collapsing airway condition. After 10 days of use, I can say that I seem to be getting better quality sleep and feel more rested during the day. I just finished the 10-day trial pack and plan to continue using this product.
Finally a snoring solution.
Written By: Dereka, Maine 12/31/2013
After two difficult surgeries (both failures) and various other snore remedies, a friend told me about Provent. It worked from the first night and has worked ever since (except the time I put face cream on first!). I use it only when my husband and I travel and share a bed so I don't use it every night. But now we can sleep together happily.
Good Service - but a Major Problem for Me
Written By: Chi town resident, Chicago IL 12/25/2013
The service was fast, excellent, but -- I have a problem, used just one of the starter kits and I can't tolerate the tape--allergic reaction.
Written By: M. A Kent, Westchester OH 12/13/2013
The package is harder to get open, the product is harder to get off the backing. Both used to be a lot easier to open and remove.
Getting Used to Provent
Written By: Leslie, New Jersey 12/4/2013
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!
Provent helps me sleep
Written By: Val, Florida 12/4/2013
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).
Written By: Zeke, Buckeye, AZ 12/3/2013
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.
Not For Me
Written By: John M. P., Naples, Fl. 12/3/2013
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.
Written By: Thomas E, New London, CT 12/2/2013
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.....
Written By: Burford, North Texas 11/27/2013
Good product. This is my first order with Direct Home Medical, and I am pleased with the ease of ordering and receipt.
Written By: Cmptrsue, New York 11/19/2013
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.
Written By: Boston Matt, Boston 11/19/2013
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
Written By: John P, Maryland 11/17/2013
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.
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy Starter Kit
Written By: W. F. W., Goldsboro, NC 11/12/2013
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.
Provent Sleep apnea device
Written By: joseph s, staten island ny 11/12/2013
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.
Written By: Nancy, surprise,az 11/7/2013
It was the starter kit and loved it easy to use and seemed to work well I prefer the 1 but all worked well
Helpful but not a panacea
Written By: Lorie2, New York, NY 11/4/2013
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.
provent nasal pillows
Written By: kathy, frankfort 10/28/2013
Better than a cpap machine but still can not keep them in all night
Written By: B Ward, Adams, WI 10/28/2013
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.
Surprised, happily, by its effectiveness
Written By: Joel, Thousand Oaks 10/21/2013
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.
My Answer to Sleep Apnea
Written By: Happy Girl, NJ 10/17/2013
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.
Written By: Melissa S., Pittsburgh, PA 10/16/2013
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.
I have no problem using the product
Written By: Joseph F G, Great Falls VA 10/7/2013
Excellent product. I used CPAP and a mouth piece both were very difficult to use.
provent seems to be a better alternative to cpap machine for me
Written By: Kathy, Santa Cruz, CA 10/2/2013
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.
Does it work for snoring?
Written By: LaNita Whitt, Houston, TX 9/29/2013
I hoped the product would work for snoring, but it apparently does not. I will give it another try.
Written By: Ken W., South Florida 9/26/2013
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.
The jury is still out.
Written By: John W, Trinidad CA 9/21/2013
no problems ...
Written By: SCalMan, California 9/19/2013
easy to order ... quick turnaround. all good!
Effectiveness of Provent Therapy
Written By: MJM, Puget Sound 9/16/2013
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.
Works great for me!
Written By: Nancy, Florida 9/13/2013
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.
Provent allows freedom of movement
Written By: Janet J, Northern Virginia 9/11/2013
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.
Not sure yet....
Written By: Lisa, Nashville, Tn 9/11/2013
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.
Much better than wearing a mask!
Written By: Mary, Alexandria, VA 9/10/2013
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.
No snoring plus a great night sleep
Written By: Gigi, Albuquerque 9/7/2013
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.
Written By: Ron C, Norwalk, California 9/5/2013
The transition of the purchase was right on time. You are a Godsend. Thank you very much.
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy 30-Day Starter Kit
Written By: Annie B, Guam 9/3/2013
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!
Not for me.
Written By: Mark, Elk Grove 9/3/2013
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.
Sleep miracle FINALLY
Written By: J. L., Iowa 8/31/2013
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!
Written By: s.palmer, 8/31/2013
when it stays on, it works good
Written By: kg, Farmington Hills 8/30/2013
Easy ordering, great prices, fast delivery!!! Thank you.
Written By: Marjorie, Idaho 8/23/2013
I like this product very much. It is easy to use, reliable, sanitary and it does a wonderful job of relieving my sleep apnea.
Written By: Mary Grace, Pennsylvania 8/22/2013
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.
Provent - Someone is making money
Written By: Friend of Apnea-ac, San Francisco 8/20/2013
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.
Written By: matt b, nj 8/13/2013
from the first night on, there has been zero snoring
Provent Better than CPAP
Written By: Nina L., Oak Park, MI 8/6/2013
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.
Great for travel
Written By: regina, San Jose, Ca 7/31/2013
Easy to take on a trip but expensive. Much better then the CPAP machine.
Provent Starter Kit
Written By: Theresa, 7/25/2013
Very easy to use takes alittle getting use to but is helping!
Written By: Kay M, Florida 7/24/2013
Since my husband has been using provent his memory has improved and my nights sleep is 100% better!
Very satisfied with Prorvent
Written By: Barbara D, Melbourne Florida 7/24/2013
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 !
Written By: Jan M., Pleasant Hill, CA 7/23/2013
Though I sometimes have problems with keeping Provent attached, it beats wearing a mask anyday!
Written By: Diane, California 7/23/2013
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!
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy
Written By: Sandy, Land O Lakes, Fl. 7/21/2013
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.
Provent Starter Kit Review
Written By: SleepApneaInNJ, Lumberton, NJ 7/20/2013
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.
Written By: Diane , Mi 7/19/2013
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!
Written By: Karen, Alexandria, VA 7/18/2013
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.
This Cpap alternative......
Written By: carla, PA 7/16/2013
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
tape not sticky/dellivery system
Written By: S. Bloom, Orange County, CA 7/15/2013
tape is hard to apply and after a number of days is irritating. I think it is helpful. seem to sleep better
Written By: kcenthusiast, California 7/11/2013
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.
Provent in the desert
Written By: Al, Phoenix 7/5/2013
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.
Written By: Chuck, Michigan 7/4/2013
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.
provent lets my wife sleep well
Written By: dave, new jersey 6/24/2013
because of this product,I sleep deeper with less interruption. I feel refreshed and the portability of Provent is a major plus.
Written By: Easy, Richmond, VA 6/20/2013
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.
Written By: L.A., Hawaii 6/19/2013
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.
A GREAT SOLUTION TO SLEEP APNEA WHEN CPAP DIDN'T WORK
Written By: DOT, SEMINOLE, FL 6/13/2013
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.
Written By: Lester I, Oregon 6/12/2013
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.
Provent let's EVERYONE sleep better
Written By: Janet, Centreville, VA 6/12/2013
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.
Written By: Dan H, Knoxville, Tennessee 6/7/2013
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.
Written By: happy sleeper, Illinois 6/4/2013
I love this product. No more uncomfortable headgear and hoses, Works as well without being tethered to a machine.
Like this, but smaller size option would help
Written By: Jane, Connecticut 5/29/2013
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.
Written By: hj, CA 5/26/2013
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.
Written By: Jo, Georgia 5/23/2013
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.
Written By: BE, 5/23/2013
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.
Written By: Jim, Madison 5/23/2013
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.
prrovent sleep apnea
Written By: dave, New Jersey 5/16/2013
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.
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy
Written By: Rhonda, Illinoi 5/15/2013
Love the product! Service was fast, professional, and courteous. Thank you so much.
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy
Written By: Carol, Westlake 5/15/2013
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.
Written By: VLS, New Jersey 5/14/2013
So far I think it is great. Much better than CPAP.
Provents are awesome
Written By: Hugh L, NC 5/14/2013
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.
Written By: Sleeper, Naples 5/13/2013
Excellent product , works better than any cpap machine. No noise, no tubes, no mask. So far so good!!!!
Urgent order request fulfilled in less than 7 days
Written By: Cheryl, 5/7/2013
Thank you Direct Medical for coming to my aid when another supplier cancelled at the last minute. You were very responsible and professional.
Written By: J. S. G., New York, NY 5/6/2013
My order of a re-supply of Provent arrived even faster than I was told! This is terrific service and I am very pleased!
wonderful device! Know how to use it!!
Written By: Larry , S/W Missouri 5/1/2013
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.
Written By: Janet, South carolina 4/30/2013
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.
Wonderful Product! Wonderful Service!
Written By: JB, California 4/29/2013
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.
Written By: Jeannie, NC 4/29/2013
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!
Written By: Diane, Ithaca NY 4/24/2013
I love it. No more masks or cpap machines! now I wish my insurance would cover them.
Provent sleep apnea therapy works with a little modification
Written By: Ben, New York State 4/23/2013
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.)
Written By: sandie, Va 4/18/2013
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.
Written By: Done With Snoring, Texas 4/17/2013
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.
Written By: Carol C., Washington DC 4/16/2013
Very pleased with product. Suggestion: bandage would look better if it was clear.
Written By: Bryan, Tinton Falls, NJ 4/5/2013
Awesome! It really works.
vacation use of provent
Written By: Carol, NH 4/3/2013
Provent is a good alternative to taking the cpap machine on vacations.
Provent starter kit
Written By: Dean K, North Carolina 4/2/2013
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.
Does not help
Written By: Eileen, Safety Harbor, fl 3/29/2013
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.
Written By: Dave, Rockland, MA 3/22/2013
Great price, everything delivered as promised.
Work OK for now
Written By: BigMike, Flagler Beach, Florida 3/19/2013
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...
Written By: Ted, San Diego 3/18/2013
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...
Written By: Jerry S B, Atlanta, Ga. 3/18/2013
I like them more than the cpap machine, but after about five hours I wake up and my mouth is really dry.
Not for everybody
Written By: Dara, NC 3/11/2013
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.
Written By: Phyllis C, New City NY 3/11/2013
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.
So far so good
Written By: Joe, Wisconsin 3/7/2013
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.
Written By: Carol, Indpls 3/2/2013
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.
Written By: Marjorie, Arizona 3/1/2013
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.
Provent sleep apnea therapy
Written By: Nick S., Salt Lake City, Utah 2/21/2013
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.
Written By: Bill B., Baton Rouge 2/21/2013
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.
These are a miracle!
Written By: Karla, Austin, TX 2/21/2013
Husband doesn't snore anymore! He wakes refreshed and ready to start the day
Provent not too good
Written By: Mary Ellen H., Pompano 2/7/2013
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.
Written By: Daniel J R DC, South Yarmouth, MA 2/2/2013
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.
Written By: Jeannie, NC 1/28/2013
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.
Provent sleep aid for apnea
Written By: Cymi, CA 1/23/2013
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.
Written By: Nina, Michigan 1/21/2013
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.
Couldn't use it
Written By: DW, VA 1/17/2013
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.
Written By: Hugh M., Connecticut 1/11/2013
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!
Written By: Jim R. , Sierra Vista, AZ 1/10/2013
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!
Provent from Direct Home Medical - Fantastic
Written By: Leo T., Minneapolis MN 12/13/2012
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.
Written By: Sam B., Albuquerque, NM 12/11/2012
Easy Orders and Super Fast Delivery
Written By: Kay L, South Bend, Indiana 12/10/2012
I placed my order and received delivery within 5 days.
It works and keeps on working
Written By: Julie V., Pompano Beach, FL 12/7/2012
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.
Couldn't be happier!
Written By: Matt G, Boise, ID 11/29/2012
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!
Great Product save money
Written By: Pat sound sleeper, Wayne, Pa. 11/28/2012
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.
Provent snoring relief
Written By: Phil, Chicago 11/27/2012
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.
Written By: Jeanette D., Covington, VA 11/26/2012
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.
Finally, an apnea solution I can sleep with
Written By: Julie V., Pompano Beach, FL 11/22/2012
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.
Written By: Shirley G, California 11/13/2012
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.
Written By: jen, wisconsin 11/11/2012
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..
Provent didn't work for me
Written By: Lee, Lansing 11/7/2012
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.
Written By: Carrie S, South Florida 11/6/2012
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.
Provent - terrific!
Written By: Sandy T., Running Springs, CA 11/2/2012
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!!!
Very portable help
Written By: don, on the road 11/1/2012
Purchas and delivery were quick and easy. These things are for my trips overseas but it takes practice to get them on properly.
Used with Oracle mask instead of nose plugs
Written By: BarbZ, PSL, FL 10/25/2012
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.
Written By: Monica, North Carolina 10/22/2012
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.
Written By: Katherine Burgess, Nashville, TN 9/28/2012
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
Still getting used to it
Written By: New user, Nashville, TN 9/28/2012
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!
Test for Provent product.
Written By: Terry G., Tulare, CA 9/14/2012
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.
What a great invention!
Written By: D. Reyes, Diamond Bar, CA 9/13/2012
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.
Written By: Nancy , Massachusetts 9/10/2012
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!!
Written By: Cherie, Ft Lauderdale, FL 9/6/2012
I love Provent. It has enabled me to completely stop using CPAP! Strong recommendation!
Written By: Bryan, New Jersey 9/4/2012
It works to keep air flowing and reduces snoring but it can irritate the inside of your nose.
Written By: KKyle, North Carolina 8/19/2012
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.
Written By: Sharon E., Colorado 8/16/2012
Excellent and immediate service. I couldn't be happier with the service your company has provided.
Written By: Jim M.D., Atlanta 8/14/2012
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.
Written By: Jackie S., San Antonio, TX 8/13/2012
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.
Written By: Kathy K., Dunnellon 7/30/2012
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
May work for you
Written By: W. P., Ohio 7/25/2012
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.
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Written By: Howard W., Parker 7/24/2012
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.
Written By: Susan, Randolph 7/20/2012
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!
Nice for travel
Written By: Gary, Sammamish 7/19/2012
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
Written By: John K. A., University Place, WA 7/18/2012
I am uncertain regarding the benefit. There is no way to know if you are breathing as suggested while sleeping
Written By: Margaret M., Libertyville 7/17/2012
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.
Written By: CWH, Washington, NC 7/16/2012
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.
Dissatisfied with Provent
Written By: David D., Lakewood N.J. 7/15/2012
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.
So far so good
Written By: Sticks61, 7/14/2012
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...
Written By: Thomas B., Kittanning 7/13/2012
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?
Very expensive, but a help for patients who are not CPAP compliant
Written By: Andrew C., Syracuse, NY 7/12/2012
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.
Written By: Natalia V., Los Angeles 7/11/2012
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.
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Written By: scott f., huntington beach 7/5/2012
I am still getting use to it but I am waking up much more energized
Easy to use
Written By: Barbara D., Melbourne 7/3/2012
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.
Written By: William M., new york 7/2/2012
It is a great relief to able to sleep again without all the heavu equipment!
Written By: SeniorLass, Ocala, Florida 6/30/2012
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.
WORKING RIGHT OFF THE BAT
Written By: Ken S., THOMASTON 6/29/2012
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.
Written By: Anna T, Bellevue, WA 6/26/2012
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.
Finally I Can Sleep
Written By: David, Kissimmee, fl 6/21/2012
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!
Provent Sleep Aid
Written By: Homero Villarreal, New Canaan 6/19/2012
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.
I knew it was too good to be true...
Written By: Schnorer, Springfield, MA 6/18/2012
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.
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Written By: jean rogers, winterville nc 6/18/2012
My sleep partner says I do not snore hardly any. Much better than cpap machine.
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Written By: John Longobardo, Scottsdale 6/8/2012
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
Still On the Fence
Written By: Avis Holt, OCALA 6/8/2012
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.
Doesn't live up to its hype
Written By: Mark G, NY 6/4/2012
It worked pretty well for the 1st couple of weeks, then it slowly became less and less effective.
Written By: Mark Sanner, Uniontown 6/1/2012
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.
No More Mask!
Written By: joanne, hanvoer 5/31/2012
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!
Glad to learn of your products
Written By: Walter Craig, Tucson 5/30/2012
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.
Written By: Barbara Dick, Melbourne, Florida 5/30/2012
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.
Fine Product, but I won't be using it.
Written By: anil nerode, ithaca, nw york 5/22/2012
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.
I'm in love!
Written By: Cassandra Peoples, Carthage 5/21/2012
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.
Provent 30 day pack
Written By: David Weiss, Denver 5/19/2012
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.
Provent - OMG Thank you for being you.
Written By: Cassandra, Carthage 5/18/2012
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.
Written By: Don Rosebrook, Prairieville, LA 5/18/2012
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.
Written By: Cathy Jordan, Millport 5/16/2012
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.
Written By: Jong Han Kim, Newport Beach 5/15/2012
It's very good.
Written By: Robin Thompson, Manhattan, NY 5/14/2012
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.
Written By: Jimmy Hall, Inola 5/14/2012
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.
Not Like It Was
Written By: Robert Washington, Quincy 5/12/2012
Device does not seem to be working as well as it did when we first started using it.
A new way to sleep
Written By: Mary Childers, Itasca 5/10/2012
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!
I like it
Written By: Aletha, Poway 5/9/2012
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.
works as well as my sleep apnea machine
Written By: patricia Ciambro-Hesp, Centerville, OH 5/7/2012
works as well as my sleep spnea machine
Written By: Bonnie Beck, Dubois Pa 5/4/2012
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!
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Written By: William Manning, Ocala 5/2/2012
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.
Written By: Barbara Guggenberger, Saint Cloud 5/2/2012
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
Written By: ROGER, YORKTOWN VA 4/30/2012
FAST SERVICE GREAT PRODUCT
Written By: Andrew Wickham, Flint, Mi. 4/29/2012
restricted air flow---felt as if my air intake was restricted
Written By: Mario Destefano, New York, NY 4/26/2012
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.
Working for Me & My Wife!
Written By: Adam, New York 4/25/2012
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.
Written By: email@example.com, Dayton, OH 4/24/2012
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. Kindly Peter K Lauf, MD
Difficult to get used to.
Written By: Tom Howard, Ashland, Oregon 4/24/2012
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.
Written By: Emilie Buchwald, Minneapolis 4/22/2012
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
Better than not using a CPAP
Written By: Michael Boyd, Cupertino, CA 4/20/2012
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.
Written By: Bryan, Tinton Falls 4/10/2012
This company was quick and great with customer service. I will be placing all my orders with them going forward!
Written By: Melinda, Olmsted Falls, Ohio 4/7/2012
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!
Written By: Editha Reyes, Diamond Bar 4/5/2012
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.
Good Idea, Needs Work
Written By: Jay, Pepper Pike 4/2/2012
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.
Sleep apnea therapy review
Written By: Angie Laviano, Palm City 3/25/2012
I still love the product!I just wish it wasn't so expensive. My out of pocket insurance deductible is just too high.
Provent's new version
Written By: George Birnbaum, Jacksonville 3/14/2012
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.
Written By: Lynda Hlywiak, Duluth 3/12/2012
this seems to be a good product, but it has been a challenge getting used toit
Written By: Phillip Joseph Grasso, Tiburon 3/8/2012
The snore patches work wonders. These are by far the best product I have ever used.
Written By: joyce, wenatchee 3/5/2012
only been 3 days so far been good better that cpap
Written By: Marilyn Campbell, San Jose 2/27/2012
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.