Patient Success Stories - See What Real Patients Have to Say
Marie - Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Patient
Patient Switches from CPAP to Provent A retired professor, author, amateur photographer, and certified Braille transcriber, Maria was determined not to let obstructive sleep apnea slow her down. But when diet, exercise, and weight loss weren't enough to treat her symptoms, she reluctantly turned to other options.
Initially prescribed CPAP therapy, Maria eventually discontinued it, finding the machine intolerable and cumbersome. Over the course of five years, she also struggled with oral appliances, but daytime sleepiness and other symptoms continued. Frustrated, she asked about newer therapies, and was finally prescribed Provent in July, 2009. Since starting on Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy, Maria has experienced a nearly complete resolution of her OSA. "I'm able to sleep through the night, and have a lot more energy during the day," she says. "I now use Provent every night." With newfound zest for life, she's resumed her active lifestyle, which includes dog sledding, zip-lining, and climbing Machu Picchu in Peru to celebrate her 73rd birthday.
Angela - Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Patient
Angela- Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Patient Switched from CPAP to EPAP Recently retired from the New York City Department of Education, Angela was looking forward to enjoying her passions, which include dancing, reading, spending time with family, and travel.
But obstructive sleep apnea put a damper on her plans. In 2004, she began experiencing symptoms, which included snoring, fatigue, and daytime tiredness. She started treatment using a CPAP machine, but found it extremely challenging to use. The mask left marks on her face each morning, and the cumbersome machine often caused delays at airport security. But then, Angela's doctor gave her samples of Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy, which led to significant improvement in her OSA symptoms. Angela found Provent Therapy to be comfortable and convenient, especially for travel. And she also appreciated the fact that it's disposable, so she no longer had to worry about maintaining and cleaning the device, as she did with CPAP.