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Does the provent system work for sleep apnea?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Nasal valves (provent) can be effective for sleep apnea especially in patients unable to tolerate cpap.
It tends to work best for mild or moderate patients.

In brief: Yes

Nasal valves (provent) can be effective for sleep apnea especially in patients unable to tolerate cpap.
It tends to work best for mild or moderate patients.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
The right patient has to be selected for Provent. Mouth breathers and patients with large necks tend not to work well. Also severity of apnea can be issue although they were studied in mild-severe apneics.
Dr. R Sangal
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, but

It seems to work for mild sleep apnea, though there is only one paper showing this and others have to repeat this finding.
It is doubtful if it will work for moderate to severe sleep apnea (apnea-hypopnea index greater than 15/h sleep).

In brief: Yes, but

It seems to work for mild sleep apnea, though there is only one paper showing this and others have to repeat this finding.
It is doubtful if it will work for moderate to severe sleep apnea (apnea-hypopnea index greater than 15/h sleep).
Dr. R Sangal
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