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.
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.
Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy is a prescription treatment for mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This disposable, nightly-use nasal device uses the power of your own breathing to hold the airway open to enable natural airflow and effectively treat mild OSA.
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
RHS offers free sleep apnea testing using a small home sleep recorder worn overnight while you sleep in the comfort of your own home.
Support Your Sleep Apnea Treatment
Respiratory Homecare Solutions will determine the best sleep apnea treatment plan for you and support it so you can live healthier.
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We’ll set up a custom treatment plan that is convenient and comfortable to ensure you embrace sleep apnea treatment as part of your life.
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Our complimentary patient support follow up program is our commitment to your health and sleep apnea treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ask your doctor to schedule a In-Lab Sleep Lab Study. RHS can also assist with a referral to a Sleep Lab Study
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.
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.
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.
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.