> posted by   on December 13th 2012

Breathe well, sleep well.

A few years ago I was treated by a laryngologist. I needed an operation on my nostrils because they were too narrow to get enough air in. But before the surgery he asked me to try a special device that is used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). My goodness, it was the worst night of my life!!! I was supposed to sleep (read: relax) while having a big plastic cup on my face that was covering my nose and mouth. Meanwhile, the big machine (two times a break) that was delivering a constant flow of air was making an incredible industrial noise. It was just not human!

Remembering the unpleasant experience, I was amazed by a new product by Ventus Medical – PROVENT Therapy designed by Lunar. The PROVENT Therapy is a user-friendly, disposable prescription treatment for OSA. It is small, hassle-free, and powered by your own breathing, so it requires no mask or machine. You place it just inside the nostrils and it is held in place by a discreet hypoallergenic adhesive. On inhalation, the valve opens allowing nearly unobstructed airflow, and on exhalation, the valve closes and air passing through the nose is directed through two small air channels. This creates expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP), which helps you maintain an open airway during sleep.

Watch the video here.





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