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Category: Sleep Apnea

When you hear the words “sleep apnea treatment”, you might assume that CPAP machines are your only option, and with good reason. CPAP machines are a very effective method for treating obstructive sleep apnea—one of the best options you have! But maybe you’re not quite ready for one or you’d prefer to try out other…

It’s late. You’ve had a long, exhausting day and you can’t wait to get some rest. You snuggle under the covers, all wrapped up in your favourite PJs. Head resting on your cloud-like pillow, you close your eyes and start drifting off to sleep. Until it begins… Just a murmur at first, escalating in volume…

When you think of sleep apnea treatment, you probably think of the oxygen mask and tubing we see in airplane safety demonstrations: CPAP machines. While CPAP machines are one of our favourite treatments for sleep apnea, they aren’t our only one. In fact, an increasing number of mask-free alternatives have begun to hit the marketplace,…

Did you know that approximately 72% of Canadian men have unhealthy habits? That men are 57% more likely to die from diabetes than women, and 79% more likely to die from heart disease than women? How about the fact that 67% of Canadian men are overweight or obese, and that those men are 40% more…

So many Canadians aren’t getting the sleep they need to live healthy, happy and productive lives. Whether it’s from overindulging in unhealthy habits (ahem, nightly Netflix binges) or health conditions like sleep disorders, there are a variety of issues that can (and do) impact your ability to experience the restorative properties of sleep on a…

Whether snoring from your partner interrupts your sleep, or you’re the one making all the noise, we’re sorry to hear it! After all, it’s hard to get quality sleep if the snoring machine next to you is chasing you from your own bed on a nightly basis. In addition to being disruptive (ahem, and irritating),…

Young and restless? Middle-aged and sleepless? It’s more common than you think. In North America alone, it’s estimated that upwards of 70 million adults suffer from at least one sleep disorder—that’s a real problem your health can’t afford to ignore. When you’re not getting the rest you need (and deserve), sleeplessness can take its toll….

We get it: Sleep studies conjure nightmares of a sterile bed, wires attached to every limb, and a two-way mirror hiding lab-coat-clad scientists with clipboards in hand. Who could actually sleep with that rig?! Here’s the thing: Sleep studies don’t have to look like that these days. Thanks to modern technology, you can actually have…