Theravent is a well-known brand of nasal strips that have been shown to effectively reduce snoring levels in nasal snorers. What makes Theravent strips different from other types of nasal strips is the patented MicroValve technology. What this remarkable technology does is alleviate snoring with the employment of expiratory positive airway pressure or EPAP for short. EPAP is used in prescription devices for obstructive sleep apnea, which may lead to the conclusion that Theravent can be successfully used in the treatment of this condition. However, matters are not that simple. Here is what you should know about Theravent Advanced Nightly Snore Therapy and its suitability for treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Merely A Snoring Aid
Theravent is designed and advertised as an anti-snoring solution and it is best suited for moderate and heavy snorers who suffer from nasal airway obstructions that are not related to nasal congestion. That being said, it is not intended to be used in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, although its way of functioning resembles that of devices normally used for treating OSA.
Individuals who suffer from OSA or suspect that their snoring problems may be the result of this condition should only purchase and use anti-snoring devices in consultation with their doctor of choice. Due to the potentially severe consequences of inadequate treatment, we never recommend the use of snoring aids in the treatment of OSA without the explicit approval from a relevant medical expert.
Theravent is an excellent anti-snoring solution, but it is not a device for treating obstructive sleep apnea and its manufacturer clearly states that it should not be used as such. Therefore, if you suffer from OSA, you can talk to your doctor and see whether you can use Theravent to complement your regular therapy/device, but the exclusive use of Theravent for treating OSA is not advisable.