We provide premium care for sleep apnea treatment.
We offer Service For Life.™
We will assess your lifestyle and medical history to determine the best therapy to treat your sleep apnea.
Learn more about your sleep apnea treatment options
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is highly effective and the most common sleep therapy to treat patients who suffer from moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. A CPAP machine is a small, quiet device with a mask that uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open during sleep.
Sleep apnea patients will experience significant positive benefits from CPAP therapy including:
- Higher quality of life
- Increased daytime energy
- Improved concentration and mental alertness
- Lower blood pressure
- Less risk of heart disease and stroke
- Improved glucose control for diabetes patients
- Reduced risk of a motor vehicle accident
Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) is a sleep treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A dentist works closely with a physician to custom-fit an oral appliance to be worn during sleep. An oral sleep appliance can improve your sleep, restore your alertness and revitalize your health.
Oral appliance therapy is an effective, non-invasive treatment that can fit easily into any lifestyle. Sleep apnea patients like oral appliance therapy because it is:
- Easy to wear
- Convenient for travel
Our sleep health care professionals are trained through the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) certified sleep program. We are here to support your sleep apnea treatment to ensure your health improves and you get a good night’s sleep. Once you’re in our care, we provide you Service For Life.
Home Sleep Apnea Test
We offer free sleep apnea testing using a small home sleep recorder worn overnight while you sleep in the comfort of your own home. In-lab testing also offered.
Support Your Sleep Apnea Treatment
Our sleep professionals will determine the best sleep apnea treatment plan for
you and provide ongoing support so you can live healthier.
Premium Patient Care
We’ll set up a custom sleep treatment plan that is convenient and comfortable
to ensure you embrace sleep apnea treatment as part of your life.
Remote CPAP Monitoring
We provide ongoing remote monitoring of CPAP treatment to increase your success with therapy and to save you time.
Communicate With Your Care Team
We handle all communication with your referring doctor and facilitate your insurance claims to ensure maximum coverage.
Service For Life™
Our complimentary patient support follow up program is our commitment to your health and sleep apnea treatment.
Your health and safety is our highest priority. A new mask, heated hose and water chamber are included in the cost of starting treatment. At the start of treatment, you will also have the option to purchase a new CPAP machine or be provided a loaner machine to help you adapt to the therapy. All loaner equipment is cleaned and disinfected in compliance with strict provincial health and safety standards. Most insurance providers cover a portion or full cost of CPAP treatment.
Long-term suffering of sleep apnea causes serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart attacks, coronary artery disease and stroke. Also, there is strong correlation between untreated sleep apnea and Type 2 Diabetes. Sleep apnea sufferers can experience an increase in daytime sleepiness which can cause irritability, depression and memory problems. Daytime sleepiness contributes to lack of concentration and falling asleep during the day. This impacts quality of life and can also significantly increase the risk of industrial and automotive accidents.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is a small, quiet machine that increases air pressure in your throat so that the airway doesn’t collapse when you breathe during sleep. CPAP helps a person with sleep apnea breathe more easily during sleep allowing for restful sleep and continuous flow of oxygen to the brain and body.
Sleep apnea is treated most often using Continuous Positive Airway Pressure therapy (CPAP) therapy. Other treatments such as Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT), surgery or Pro-vent can also be effective treatment options depending on the severity of your sleep apnea.
A board-certified doctor will review the results of your Sleep Apnea Test, provide an interpretation and determine a diagnosis. The results of the sleep study and a diagnosis will be shared with you at an in-person appointment about 3 weeks after your Sleep Apnea Test has been completed.
The results of an overnight Home Sleep Apnea Test or an In-Lab Sleep Study will be interpreted by a board-certified sleep physician to determine if you have sleep apnea. After the test, an RHS sleep therapist will meet with you and review your results, answer any questions and if you have a positive result, discuss treatment options.
Ask your doctor to schedule a In-Lab Sleep Lab Study. RHS can also assist with a referral to a Sleep Lab Study
An In-Lab Sleep Study (also known as a PSG) is conducted overnight at a sleep clinic or hospital where clinical staff will place sensors on your body to monitor your sleep, record brain activity, eye movements, heart rate, and blood pressure. A In-Lab Sleep Study also records the amount of oxygen in your blood, air movement, snoring and chest movements. The chest movements show if you are making an effort to breathe. In-Lab Sleep Studies often are done at sleep centers or sleep labs.
1. Contact RHS Directly – Our team will co-ordinate with your doctor for a referral to schedule a home sleep apnea test. Most patients can be scheduled for a Home Sleep Apnea Test within 2 weeks of receiving the doctor referral.
2. Talk to your Doctor. Ask your doctor for a referral to RHS for a Home Sleep Apnea Test.
A Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT) is a test that uses a small portable sleep recorder to be worn overnight while you sleep in the comfort of your own home. The portable home sleep recorder will record your oxygen levels, your breathing, your heart rate, chest movements and show if you were snoring and what position you slept in. The results of an overnight Home Sleep Apnea Test will be interpreted by a board-certified sleep physician to diagnose sleep apnea.
A Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT) or In-Lab Sleep Study (also known as a PSG) can test for sleep apnea and measure how well you sleep. These tests can help your doctor find out whether you have a sleep disorder and how severe it is. Sleep studies are the most accurate tests for diagnosing sleep apnea. A HSAT can be scheduled free of charge through RHS in Alberta or British Columbia. In-Lab Sleep Tests are available to be scheduled in Ontario, Alberta and BC.
- Loud irregular snoring
- Gasping or choking during sleep
- Exhaustion and always feeling tired
- Poor concentration
- Lack of energy
- Frequent urination at night
- Leg cramps
- Weight gain
- Sexual dysfunction
- Depression or anxiety
- Reduced enjoyment of life
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person stops breathing or has pauses in their breathing during sleep. These breathing interruptions are caused when there is a partial or complete collapse of the upper airway or throat during sleep. These breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes and may occur 30 times or more an hour! Anyone who stops breathing 30 times or more an hour likely has severe sleep apnea. And the brain and the body may not get enough oxygen. Sometimes after a breathing pause, a loud snort or choking sound can be heard when the body returns to normal breathing. And if you have a bed partner they may complain of your loud snoring which is often a sign of sleep apnea.