Sleep Apnea

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know I have a sleep disorder?
Sometimes it can be hard to identify that you have a sleep disorder, especially if you don’t have someone in close proximity to notify you. If you do however have someone to experience your sleeping behaviours then you may hear that you’re tossing and turning throughout the night, snoring loudly, and/or pausing during breathing.

If you do have a…

Sleep Apnea and Pregnancy

Pregnant Woman Sleeping

While sleep apnea is known to be more common in men and those who suffer from obesity, the disorder can have an effect on pregnant women as well, particularly those in their third trimester. With the multitude of less than favourable side effects pregnancy can instil, trouble sleeping is quite common. The heavier you are prior to becoming pregnant and the amount of weight you gain during your…

Go Ahead, Sleep More

Most of us are always fighting against time. There are never enough hours in the day OR night, and we are constantly cutting corners to work more and get more done. While being in a constant state of stress is something we know is bad for us, many of us are experiencing stress without knowing it. As much as we’d love to spend days lazing around in bed, we forgo sleep for other things, be it…

Ways to Prevent Sleep Apnea

man living active lifestyle

If you’re the one of many people suffering from sleep apnea, you know how difficult it can be to feel rested and alert. While treatment is vital in helping you cope, there are ways that you can prevent or help yourself from further risk, and they only require minimal lifestyle changes. We’re always on the lookout for methods to help ourselves live a healthier and happier life, and t…

Women Often Under-Diagnosed with Sleep Apnea

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Studies have shown that women are less likely to be diagnosed with sleep apnea in comparison to the large numbers of men who are. Often times, typical symptoms that are present in a man, such as breathing pauses at night and extreme sleepiness during the day, are not as apparent in women, making it slightly harder to detect whether a woman has sleep apnea. Usually, the ratio falls between 2…

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…

Do I Have Sleep Apnea?

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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…

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…