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12Nov, 2019

The connection between Type 2 Diabetes & Sleep Apnea

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If you have diabetes you should be aware of sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that can make your diabetes worse and put you at risk for other health conditions. Sleep Apnea is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. These breathing pauses are called apneas and involve decreased oxygen levels in the body that wakes you up during sleep. Untreated sleep apnea results in poor sleep and chronic fatigue due to repetitive sleep disruption. It also puts you at risk for other serious health conditions such as stroke, high blood […]
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1Nov, 2019

Does Daylight Savings Make You Tired?

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Falling back an hour can make you feel tired. Say good-bye Daylight Savings Time and hello to the short days of winter.  On November 3, 2019 at 2 AM the clock turns back 1 hour. In theory, “falling back” means an extra hour of sleep this weekend. While you get an extra hour of sleep, it still takes time for your internal body clock to adjust. The result of the time change is a shift in the body’s daily sleep-wake cycle that can disrupt sleep for several days. The time […]
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15Oct, 2019

Sleep Apnea and Depression

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What is sleep Apnea? Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is not just snoring or feeling tired during the day – it’s a serious sleep disorder that occurs when you stop breathing or your breathing is interrupted during sleep, decreasing your oxygen levels and alerting the brain to wake you up to breathe.  Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder with 1 in 4 Canadians at risk for OSA. Undiagnosed or untreated sleep apnea results in excessive daytime sleepiness and other major health risks that can have a direct negative impact on […]
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7Oct, 2019

The Truth about the Thanksgiving Turkey Coma

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It’s almost Thanksgiving, and that means it’s time to feast, drink, spend time with family, give thanks — and time to nap. The turkey often gets the blame for post-Thanksgiving dinner sleepiness. And, while turkey does contain a brain chemical involved in sleep, you can’t blame your Thanksgiving fatigue entirely on the bird. The stuffing, potatoes, pie and alcoholic drinks combined are the more likely suspects. So why does the turkey get the bad reputation for making us drowsy? Turkey does contain tryptophan, an essential amino acid that promotes the […]
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30Sep, 2019

Sleeping With The Seasons

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How Weather Influences Your Sleep Sleep Tips as the Seasons Change The fall season brings pumpkin lattés, hockey and cozy sweaters but the change of seasons can also negatively impact some people’s mental health and sleep. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that can set in during the fall and winter when the daylight hours grow shorter, affects about 3% of all Canadians. While the cause of SAD is unknown, the disorder can alter melatonin levels, which play a role in your sleep/wake cycle, and cause daytime sleepiness and […]
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30Aug, 2019

Slide Back Into School & Sleep Routines

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Campaign URL Copy Make the transition from summer to school smoother with these sleep tips. Sleep Tips For A Smooth Back-To-School Transition After a summer of late nights and laid-back mornings, it’s likely your whole family will need to adjust to earlier bedtimes and morning alarms. Sliding into a back-to-school routine is crucial for the overall health of your family especially for your own sleep and sanity as a parent. Make the transition from summer to school smoother with these sleep tips. Set Up a Bedtime Routine Work backwards from the […]
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1Aug, 2019

Travelling? Bring Along The Restful Sleep You Need!

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Wherever you go, sleep apnea follows. To perform at your best — whether you’re on a business trip or on vacation — it’s vitally important to maintain your therapy every night. At RHS, we know that sound, restful sleep is something you simply can’t do without. Check out the tips below to help you get the sleep you need, anywhere you go this summer. Always Carry Your Prescription Travel mishaps are always a possibility. Lost or damaged baggage. Theft. Equipment failures. To keep them from interrupting your sleep therapy, ask […]
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15Jul, 2019

Hello Summer!

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Summer holidays are just around the corner! You don’t have to stop traveling because you have sleep apnea. And, you definitely shouldn’t leave your machine at home, even for short trips. Stopping your sleep treatment while you’re traveling can lead to setbacks and the return of excessive daytime sleepiness. Traveling with a CPAP machine is easy. Here are some tips on how to travel with your sleep apnea equipment while still exploring the world. Stay on therapy when you travel.Getting the sleep you need on vacation is easy! Plan Ahead A little […]
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