It’s often after years of snoring and lost sleep that patients decide to discuss their symptoms with their doctor and proceed with a polysomnography (home sleep test) to determine if they have sleep apnea. After doing the test, the results come in and it is confirmed…..sleep apnea. Almost immediately, one of the first questions most commonly asked is: Can my sleep apnea be cured?read more
While exercise and weight loss may be your top objectives for 2020, it can be difficult to achieve them without better sleep. In this month’s blog, we share with you all the benefits of a good sleep, some of which may really surprise you!read more
So, you were told that you stop breathing while you’re asleep, maybe lots of times an hour, and you need to go on the “blower.” Every CPAP user in Quebec has to deal with it: the need for humidity in our climate. Even if you’re already using a humidifier, you might have been asking yourself some common questions – like why is a CPAP humidifier important anyway? Does distilled water really make a difference? How do I deal when I travel?read more
I absolutely love my job. I love it because it lets me help people find better sleep. But it’s not just better sleep they’re finding, and I see it all the time in our patients – improving sleep benefits all sorts of things: relationships, work, sex drive, social interactions, stress management, and more!read more
This weekend will bring a treat to those who love to sleep. Daylight Saving Time kicks in early Sunday, Nov. 3, meaning you’ll need to set your clocks back an hour on Saturday night. Of course, talking about DST brings up the inevitable debate about the usefulness of the practice.read more
We get to sleep in on Sunday, November 3rd thanks to Daylight Saving Time (DST).
Isn’t it “daylight savings time” not “daylight saving time”?
No, it’s definitely called “daylight saving time.” Not plural. Be sure to point out this common mistake to friends and acquaintances. You’ll be really popular. Read on to learn more about the effects of time change on your sleep.
Alcohol and sleep make for strange bedfellows at the best of times. While having a drink (or three) before bed can relax your muscles and indeed lead to falling asleep faster, in reality your body is not achieving restorative sleep when you’ve been drinking.read more
So, you’ve been told you have sleep apnea and you need to start using a CPAP machine. Chantale, our RT par excellence, has prepared an fun and informative blog for you on everything CPAP adaptation.read more