Getting Tested: Which Sleep Study is Right For You?

With a growing number of Canadians being diagnosed with sleep apnea (close to 900,000 according to a 2009 study) there are also an alarming number of Canadians that suffer while being undiagnosed. In fact, this same study noted that while 3% of Canadians reported being diagnosed with sleep apnea, 26% of adults reported symptoms and risk factors that are associated with a high risk of obstructiv…

5 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Have Sleep Apnea

There are many people who suffer from sleep apnea, and celebrities are no exception. While sleep apnea can get in the way of everyday life, the following celebrities prove that with proper treatment there’s no reason why you can’t still accomplish your dreams.

1. Shaquille O’Neal

Weighing in at 325 pounds and soaring to 7 feet, Shaquille O’Neal (now retired from the NBA) was a forc…

Exercise for a Good Night’s Sleep

Running up the stairs

Few would argue that regular exercise is essential for good health. But new research goes one step further–exercise is essential for a good night’s sleep.
A 2013 poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation reveals a link between exercise and sleep that is hard to ignore. As David Cloud, CEO of the National Sleep Foundation puts it exercise is great for sleep. For the millions of people who…

Do I Have Sleep Apnea?

Couple Sleeping

Sleep apnea is not only disruptive to those around you when you sleep, it can also be very dangerous. The disorder, which causes those affected to stop breathing while they sleep, is also associated with many other health problems including severe fatigue, depression, high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.
Unfortunately, sleep apnea is not easily detected. While you might think it would…

Feeling tired? You may be engaging one of these major sleep disruptors

If you’re feeling zapped for energy, the solution may be as simple as changing some behavioral aspects of your day-to-day routine! Check out our list below for a few key behaviors that may be disrupting your sleep schedule. 
Working too much 
There’s no doubt that stress can play a large role on our ability to get a full nights sleep. Working right up until the point when you hav…

If these symptoms sound familiar, you may be sleep deprived

If you think you may be sleep deprived, you’ve come to the right place. There are many variables that can cause poor sleep habits, which can have severe effects on your day-to-day life. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, it might be time to re think your behavior, and give us a call for a sleep habit evaluation. 

Inability to Concentrate
This is one symptom many peo…

Stop snoring – you’ll sleep better and feel better!

Snoring robs you (and your partner) of sleep – the result? You both end up tired and irritable. But if snoring is caused by sleep apnea, the side effects can be far worse than sleep deprivation. Sleep apnea is where you stop breathing for seconds at a time. It keeps the sufferer from entering a deep sleep, and left untreated, it can lead to a host of health problems such as depression, stroke,…

Snoring, Sleep Anea and Strokes

Did you know that sleep apnea can lead to stroke? If you suffer from it, rest assure that there are effective treatments out there to help reduce snoring, improve sleep – and keep strokes at bay.

Sleep apnea occurs when the muscles and soft tissue in the throat relax, blocking the airway. If that blockage lasts more than ten seconds, that’s called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Interrupted…

Google your way to better sleep

Having trouble sleeping? Fire up your laptop for access to all the information you need to find a clinic that’s right for you. Unlike old-school yellow pages ads, which just provided the clinic’s name and address, websites and medical rating sites are rich, info-packed resources that can answer your questions in seconds – and give you a sense of whether or not a place is right for…

Teaming up against Sleep Apnea


Did you know that snoring can be a sign of Sleep Apnea, which can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, accidents caused by falling asleep at the wheel, diabetes, depression, and other ailments?  People with Sleep Apnea are 17 times more prone to stroke and heart attack than the rest of the population!

The word apnea means “without breath” in Greek. Sleep Apnea is when you…