hegel123 wrote:Hi: I backpack in the mountains and am looking for something to get by with while off my cpap. The Provent nasal devices are super light and portable. Has anyone tried this? Comments would be welcome. EDIT: oh yikes I forgot to check out previous threads! I'll read those now. any further comments still welcome!
hegel123 wrote:Thanks, Todzo. Good point about altitude effecting the usefulness of Provent. I'm an ultralight backpacker on a limited budget; hard to imagine carrying any kind of cpap machine. I'm one of those guys who cut my toothbrush in half! Happily, I rarely have bad sleep nights in the mountains. I do sleep in my own tent, which helps because I don't have to worry about bothering tent-mates with my snoring. I'm just looking for a stop-gap measure.
Reading posts here about dental devices have sort of warned me off. I would only try a cheapy bite-down device that seems to require weeks of adjustments to make it work. Also there are side effects.
Still waiting for the miracle backpacking product!
Vicki wrote:It doesn't work for central apneas if that is what you mean Chattabob. It only works for obstructive apneas and works by putting a backpressure in the throat thereby keeping it open.
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