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The 3 Step Apnée Santé Process

Get on the path to more restorative sleep, to better health, and to waking up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day!

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With a referral from your doctor, you can contact us to make an appointment or drop in to any of our clinics to begin an assessment.

2

We’ll conduct a sleep test in the comfort of your own home or in our sophisticated sleep lab and the results will be reviewed by a doctor specializing in respirology.

3

You’ll have a consultation with a respirologist (sleep doctor) at our clinic to discuss your results and outline a treatment plan if need be. We are the only clinic in the Montreal area to offer ALL our patients a meeting with a sleep specialist.

Diagnostics
Apnée Santé offers home sleep tests allowing for faster diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).  We will give you an appointment within 48 hours at the clinic nearest you.  We also offer polysomnography studies in our state-of-the art sleep laboratory, which allows us to detect other sleep disorders.


Home Sleep Test

A home sleep test can determine if you suffer from sleep apnea. This very simple diagnostic test allows you to sleep in the comfort of your own home.

Polysomnography Study

During this sleep study, you’re hooked up to equipment that monitors your heart, lung and brain activity, breathing patterns, arm and leg movements, and blood oxygen levels while you sleep.

This sleep study can also help rule out other sleep disorders, such as periodic limb movements of sleep or narcolepsy, which also can cause excessive daytime sleepiness, but require different treatment.

How we differ from other sleep clinics?

Unlike other sleep clinics in the Montreal area, we guarantee that you will meet with a doctor to discuss the results of your sleep test.  You needn’t worry about logging into a portal to download your results or waiting for your family doctor to give you the specialist’s recommendation.  You can meet with the specialist in our local sleep clinic.  We give you an appointment when you come for your sleep study.  It’s that easy.

Physicians
You may be wondering who will be giving you your sleep results.  At Apnée Santé, we handle the technical aspects of testing and treatment, but we leave the results to the respirologists who are trained in sleep medicine.  You have the opportunity to discuss results with a doctor in our clinic to determine if a treatment is required and what form it might take.


What's the Apnée Santé difference?

Apnée Santé is the only private sleep clinic in the Greater Montreal Area to offer to ALL its patients the opportunity to meet with a respirologist (sleep doctor) to discuss their test results in our clinic.  When you make an appointment for your sleep test, we will automatically schedule you to meet with the doctor who interpreted your test.

What kind of doctor specializes in sleep apnea?

In Quebec and Canada, a respirologist (lung doctor) treats breathing problems associated with sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea.

Treatment
Like a lot of things in life, knowing what to expect can make you feel settled.  We’ve outlined a step by step guide to put you at ease while you embark on CPAP therapy.  Our treatment journey is straightforward; we have broken it down simply so you are totally clear on what to expect.


What is the Apnée Santé Treatment Journey?

Step 1: After meeting with the respirologist (sleep doctor), we will give you a 90-minute appointment with a respiratory therapist (RT) to begin treatment.

Step 2:  During the CPAP setup, your RT will present a selection of CPAP machines and encourage you to manipulate and listen to them.  In addition, you will test a series of masks in our sleep lab until you are comfortable. When we say we take time with you, we mean it. If you are not satisfied with your mask or your CPAP device, we will try other material until we get it right.  Our goal is to help you to sleep better and to improve the quality of your life.

Step 3:   Apnée Santé will provide ongoing support with scheduled appointments and an open-door policy should you require assistance immediately.  If you are experiencing trouble, we encourage you to drop in to your local clinic, and our medical secretary will ensure that you are seen by an RT. If the RT cannot solve the issue or a change of prescription is required, he or she will consult with the respirologist for guidance.

How is OSA Treated?

CPAP is the most effective treatment for OSA.  CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. Thousands of Canadians use it every time they sleep. CPAP consists of a gentle stream of air that is directed through the airway during sleep allowing the airway to remain open and therefore, prevent apnea. This results in a more restful sleep.

Depending on the severity of your OSA, the respirologist may recommend alternative treatments, such as:

  • Lifestyle changes: weight loss, avoiding alcohol and sedatives
  • Dental appliances
  • Surgery
  • Positional therapy

What is Apnée Santé's approach to CPAP therapy?

Patient-centered care guides our practices at Apnée Santé.  From the get-go, your respiratory therapist (RT) will take time to inform and educate you regarding CPAP therapy so that you may be involved in the decision-making.  We have found that patients have their own unique preferences and that the best outcomes occur when patients get involved in their treatment.

What is a trial period?

We will rent you a CPAP for a trial period.  We understand that this can be a difficult time for you as you are adjusting to sleeping with CPAP.  This is a time to resolve possible technical issues, such as, air pressure and mask, as well as emotional issues, such as acceptance. You may have to cope with the reactions of your partner or the perceived reactions.  You are encouraged to contact your local Apnée Santé clinic as soon as possible to speak with your clinician or to schedule an appointment with him or her.

Do we accept patients from other clinics?

Yes, many of our patients hail from other clinics.  Our medical professionals are here to help you on your journey to restful sleep.  Please call us to learn about machine verifications, downloads, treatment options, mask fittings or replacement parts.

Who is trained in administering CPAP?

In Quebec, respiratory therapists (RTs) and nurses are qualified to administer CPAP therapy. At Apnée Santé, we go a step further by training our team of RTs and nurses in sleep technology, so they are better able to educate and guide the patient to a better night’s sleep.

What are the benefits of CPAP therapy?

One obvious benefit for those who keep their partner or family awake at night is the elimination of snoring.  Snoring is simply the sound produced by the vibration of the tissues in the throat. CPAP acts like a stent, keeping the airway open and eliminating the vibration.

Another clear benefit is waking up refreshed and better able to concentrate during the day.  CPAP can improve your overall quality of life and relationship with your loved ones and your co-workers.

Other health benefits can include:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes
  • Less stress on your heart and cardiovascular system
  • Reduce likelihood of stroke
  • Reduction or elimination of depression and anxiety

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a breathing disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep that affects men and women of all ages.

From fatigue and poor job performance to heart attacks and strokes, sleep apnea has too many associated risks to ignore.

 

Who is at risk?

• Overweight
• Habitual snoring
• High blood pressure
• Family history of OSA or snoring
• Small upper airway

 

Symptoms of potential sleep disorders:

• Constant drowsiness
• Irritability
• Loud or irregular snoring
• Difficulty breathing during sleep
• Morning headache, sore throat or mouth dryness
• Loss of energy, excessive fatigue
• Frequent waking

 

Possible consequences of untreated OSA:

• Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS)
• High blood pressure
• Heart disease
• Stroke
• Car accidents
• Work-related accidents
• Poor quality of life
• Decreased intellectual functioning
• Type 2 diabetes
• Sexual dysfunction

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Bob Benedetti
Gold care here

Gavé been a client for a bout a year. Staff is always pleasa...



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May 17, 2019
Gold care here

Gavé been a client for a bout a year. Staff is always pleasant and helpful. More important they instill confidence thst they know est they armé coming.

Bob Benedetti
May 17, 2019
Caroline hebert
Apnée du sommeil

Très bon service. Personnel courtois. Rendez-vous rapide

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May 16, 2019
Apnée du sommeil

Très bon service. Personnel courtois. Rendez-vous rapide

Caroline hebert
May 16, 2019
Ricky kull
Happy patient

Very friendly staff and all round pleasant experience.



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May 9, 2019
Happy patient

Very friendly staff and all round pleasant experience.

Ricky kull
May 9, 2019
Pierre Bousquet
New patient

Finding it a big adjustment to sleeping with a mask.

Having s...



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May 9, 2019
New patient

Finding it a big adjustment to sleeping with a mask.
Having some problems, but they are quick to find a solution.

Pierre Bousquet
May 9, 2019
Marcel Lessard
Service

Been coming to this clinic for a few years. Service always co...



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May 7, 2019
Service

Been coming to this clinic for a few years. Service always courteous and efficient

Marcel Lessard
May 7, 2019
Steven
Great Service

My wife was complaining for years about my loud snoring, so I...



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May 7, 2019
Great Service

My wife was complaining for years about my loud snoring, so I finally decided to go to Apnee Sante to have this checked. They set me up with an at-home sleep apnea test, which sure enough showed that I had apnea. The service was quick and efficient. All the staff were great, but I want to highlight Antonio, who really knows his stuff, is very patient in addressing any questions or concerns, and who made sure that I had the right device to cure the apnea. He was also available for e-mail follow ups. My wife thanks him as well so that she can now have a good night sleep!

Steven
May 7, 2019
Richard serano
Client de longue date

Agréable acceuil, toujours souriant.service professionnel sa...



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May 7, 2019
Client de longue date

Agréable acceuil, toujours souriant.service professionnel sans aucun reproche.

Richard serano
May 7, 2019
Crystal Lennox
Merci Apnée Santé!

I am a new patient and have nothing but great things in to se...



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May 1, 2019
Merci Apnée Santé!

I am a new patient and have nothing but great things in to set. Professionnel and courteous at All times while still being personable. What a Life changing experience

Crystal Lennox
May 1, 2019
PHIL MULLINS
DEENA IS GREAT

Very compétent and friendly staff I like thé discounts

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Apr 30, 2019
DEENA IS GREAT

Very compétent and friendly staff I like thé discounts

PHIL MULLINS
Apr 30, 2019
Crystal Lennox
Merci Apnée Santé!

I am a new patient and have nothing but great things in to se...



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Apr 29, 2019
Merci Apnée Santé!

I am a new patient and have nothing but great things in to set. Professionnel and courteous at All times while still being personable. What a Life changing experience

Crystal Lennox
Apr 29, 2019
Scott McFall
Longtime satisfied patient

Helpful, friendly and accomodating staff! They take great car...



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Apr 25, 2019
Longtime satisfied patient

Helpful, friendly and accomodating staff! They take great care of me whenever I go in and take their time to make sure everything is good! Highly recommended!

Scott McFall
Apr 25, 2019
Robert Poole
Mask checkup

I likethe service free one year checkups


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Apr 25, 2019
Mask checkup

I likethe service free one year checkups

Robert Poole
Apr 25, 2019
Bernie Perusse
Longtime satisfied patient

Always helpful and thé level of expertise is inevitably top-...



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Apr 25, 2019
Longtime satisfied patient

Always helpful and thé level of expertise is inevitably top-notch.

Bernie Perusse
Apr 25, 2019
Ryan Witt
Great experience

Helpful and friendly staff. Sensitive to patients needs. Acco...



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Apr 25, 2019
Great experience

Helpful and friendly staff. Sensitive to patients needs. Accomodating to patients schedules

Ryan Witt
Apr 25, 2019
Frieda
Recent Appointment

I had a great experience at Apnee Sante today at my annual ch...



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Apr 24, 2019
Recent Appointment

I had a great experience at Apnee Sante today at my annual check up. Everyone was friendly and helpful. I had a few questions that were promptly answered. All around a very pleasant visit.

Frieda
Apr 24, 2019
Rick Valdez
New mask

Satisfied with service


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Apr 24, 2019
New mask

Satisfied with service

Rick Valdez
Apr 24, 2019
Rick Valdez
New mask

Satisfied with service


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Apr 24, 2019
New mask

Satisfied with service

Rick Valdez
Apr 24, 2019
Olga
Great service

Service is great. I have had sleep apnea for years and keep g...



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Apr 19, 2019
Great service

Service is great. I have had sleep apnea for years and keep going back to the same place for my supplies. They let you try it in the spot and can exchange the masks if they are not comfortable after a week trial. solution oriented and detailed explanations for options. Would recommend highly.

Olga
Apr 19, 2019
Grégory smith
Tired.?

Very helpful staff.

Explained each step.

A great learning ex...



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Apr 17, 2019
Tired.?

Very helpful staff.
Explained each step.
A great learning experience.

Grégory smith
Apr 17, 2019
Suzanne Weagle
Thank you Apnee Sante!

From the day I was diagnosed with sleep apnea, I began my sea...



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Apr 3, 2019
Thank you Apnee Sante!

From the day I was diagnosed with sleep apnea, I began my search for an clinic that could supply my need for instruction and supplies. I chose Apnee Sante, Pte. Claire because they were the only clinic that returned my phone call promptly of the 3 clinics I contacted. I have never regretted my choice for a minute. Dina, the Receptionist, makes my day every time I call. The service and expertise is excellent, and I can make an appointment when I need one quickly. I have been interacting with this clinic and its staff for more than 3 years and do not have even one complaint.

Suzanne Weagle
Apr 3, 2019
frank mastrogiuseppe
Master Electrician

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After being diagnose with sleeping apnee and did the test a...



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Mar 31, 2019
Master Electrician

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After being diagnose with sleeping apnee and did the test at there clinique got my machine and changed my life completly. Waking up in the morning is a charm not tired ready to do my day without any hesitation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

frank mastrogiuseppe
Mar 31, 2019
frank mastrogiuseppe
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Master Electrician

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After being diagnose with sleeping apnee and did the test at there clinique got my machine and changed my life completly. Waking up in the morning is a charm not tired ready to do my day without any hesitation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

frank mastrogiuseppe
Mar 31, 2019
Vivian P.
Sleep Test

Had a sleep test and got my results from the doctor really qu...



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Mar 30, 2019
Sleep Test

Had a sleep test and got my results from the doctor really quickly. Super efficient and the people were kind.

Vivian P.
Mar 30, 2019
Anthony White
We were very pleased. Very helpful and we learned a lot

The respiratory therapist, visited our home to help both me a...



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Mar 7, 2019
We were very pleased. Very helpful and we learned a lot

The respiratory therapist, visited our home to help both me and my wife with mask changes and verification of our CPAP devices. We were very pleased not to have to travel anywhere to get CPAP support. The respiratory therapist was very helpful and we learned a lot which has benefited our therapy.

Anthony White
Mar 7, 2019
Hélène Latraverse
I highly recommend Apnée Santé Pointe-Claire

I found Apnée Santé by chance after experiencing disastrous...



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Sep 24, 2018
I highly recommend Apnée Santé Pointe-Claire

I found Apnée Santé by chance after experiencing disastrous encounters elsewhere with my CPAP equipment. I have found them to be knowledgeable, very friendly and helpful, and eager to help. I would not think of going anywhere else. I highly recommend Apnée Santé Pointe-Claire.

Hélène Latraverse
Sep 24, 2018
Mark Renaud
Excellent information that has since helped my treatment

I have been treated for sleep apnea for the past 5 years. It ...



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Jun 9, 2018
Excellent information that has since helped my treatment

I have been treated for sleep apnea for the past 5 years. It was time to change my CPAP machine. I wasn’t able to visit a clinic during the day. Nadine, the respiratory therapist, visited my house twice in the evening to set up my new unit and to help me with some problems that I had with the treatment. She provided me with excellent information that has since helped my treatment.

Mark Renaud
Jun 9, 2018
Andrew Driver
They were very flexible and efficient. Thank you

I had my diagnostic with Apnea Health. They were very flexibl...



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Oct 15, 2017
They were very flexible and efficient. Thank you

I had my diagnostic with Apnea Health. They were very flexible and efficient. They came to my home to do the installation of the diagnostic device. I had my results within one week. I am very pleased with the service I received from the staff at Apnea Health.

Andrew Driver
Oct 15, 2017
Colette Ferret
At Apnée Santé, I immediately felt at ease

The respiratory therapist was able to teach and reassure me a...



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Apr 5, 2017
At Apnée Santé, I immediately felt at ease

The respiratory therapist was able to teach and reassure me about the intricacies of the CPAP. I know that I can phone her at any time as she is always available, very professional, and her amiable smile is very comforting. Along with Nadine and Larissa, they form a formidable team that we visit with great pleasure. For those considering treatment, I have regained my energy and good humour. The adaptation period to the machine is over and I now sleep very well. This summer I took my CPAP on a trip and had no trouble in the airports. My only regret is that I was not referred to Apnée Santé years ago!

Colette Ferret
Apr 5, 2017
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