Your Body Clock

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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.










Am I at Risk for COPD?

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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.










CPAP Treatment and Mouth Breathing

ResMed CPAP

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.


Sleep Apnea and Memory Loss

Dont Forget

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.




Lose Weight While You Sleep!

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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.



Philips Respironics NEW DreamStation

Respironice DreamStation

Philips Respironics DreamStation

The DreamStation® is Philips Respironics’ newest addition to their Dream Therapy line of products. This machine is designed to be as comfortable and easy to experience as sleep is intended to be. The machine is lightweight and its design is sleek and clean. Now available at VitalAire Canada!