Few things are as important to our health as getting a good night’s sleep. Yet almost three-quarters of Canadians (74%)1 aren’t even logging 7 hours per night – the minimum amount needed to function well.
Studies are showing a strong association between obstructive sleep apnea and high blood pressure (hypertension) […]
Although COPD is considered as an “adult” disease, researchers are focusing on finding early life factors contributing to the disease
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It may seem harmless to veg in front of the TV before bed. You tune in, relax, zone out, and, eventually, you nod off. If your goal is to get a good night’s sleep, your best bet is to turn off the tube.
If men are from Mars and women from Venus, then one planet certainly gets better quality shut-eye than the other.
Sleep / Wake Cycle
The cycle of sleep and wake is one of the most obvious circadian rhythms in humans. Sleepiness is highest at night and lowest in the day. At night, we get the best quality sleep, and the longest blocks of sleep without waking up.
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Technical Bulletin #4 – Prevent & Purge Design
It’s March, the month when we set our clocks ahead 1 hour for Daylight Savings Time and many Canadians lose an hour of sleep! A good time to revisit and remind ourselves of “best practice” sleeping habits.
For adults with Asthma and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), effective treatment with CPAP therapy is associated with improved asthma control, quality of life, and lung function, according to a study recently published online in the journal “Allergy”.
Technical Bulletin #3 – Medical Gas Manifolds
If you are experiencing minor CPAP complications, please know that you are not alone. Some CPAP clients experience minor complications from therapy. Here are our tips to help you manage these so you can get a good night’s sleep.
Technical Bulletin # 2 – Medical Gas Alarms
If you are coughing all the day, have chronic shortness of breath, or other typical symptom, you may have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Sometimes, by the time you have noticeable symptoms, the disease is already at a moderate stage.
Technical Bulletin #1 – Anoxia
Last posting we learned about the high cost of untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The AASM report also highlighted client interviews and outcomes of successful OSA treatment.
A new report from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) in 2016 looks at the high costs of undiagnosed Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
The good news is that: OSA can be successfully treated, with potentially dramatic outcomes.
The overnight sleep studies (also called polysomnography) are ordered by physicians and are performed in sleep laboratories specifically designed to carry out these tests.
Sleep studies are used by physicians specializing in sleep medicine to help you evaluate your sleep quality and get more benefit from those hours spent sleeping every night.
Do you Have COPD or another long term lung condition? Do you want to learn how to feel less tired? Consider Trying Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Even if your sleep apnea symptoms are under control, falling asleep and staying asleep can be challenging. Luckily, small changes to your daily routine, sleep environment and diet can make a huge difference.
Many people debate whether they should bring their CPAP equipment with them when they travel. They went without it in the past, so why not do it again for a short period of time?
Are you breathing through your mouth while using a nasal CPAP Mask? And, if so, does this appear to be causing you problems? The cornerstone of CPAP therapy is using the appropriate amount of air pressure to keep the airway open. If your mouth is open during sleep, some of this needed pressure is lost.
While scientists are still far from understanding the complexities of the human brain, a great deal is known about the power of sleep on memory. Sleep, especially REM and deep sleep, play a huge role in processing information from the day to create lasting memories.
Spring is a time for renewal, warmer weather and beautiful flowers. But for those who suffer from COPD, Spring can be a challenging season. Here are a few tips for those who suffer from COPD to keep in mind during the spring:
Canadians are not taking their medications as prescribed and, in some instances, not even filling their prescriptions, according to national survey results released by the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA).
Having a good long sleep can help with a diet. A new paper published recently in the SAGE journal, Journal of Health Psychology (JHP), says that bad sleep could be one factor contributing to excessive food intake and thus leading to long term chronic health damage in both adults and children.