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Sleep Apnea Treatment
The Sleep Apnea Treatment You Need When You Need It
At Clinical Sleep, we are experts in sleep. If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea and advised to use a CPAP machine for treatment, we are here to help. As professionals in CPAP therapy for over 13 years, we’ll ensure you have everything you need to make informed choices when it comes to your ongoing therapy and treatment. Often sleep apnea is a lifelong condition, so we want to make sure that you have the right tools to manage your condition from the beginning and most importantly, that you remain happy with your ongoing care and support from us.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most commonly diagnosed of all sleep disorders. During sleep, a sufferer will experience a cessation of breathing upwards of ten seconds, resulting in depleted oxygen saturation levels, increased pressure on the cardiovascular system, irritated nose and throat, nighttime arousals and fragmented sleep. Therefore, treatment is necessary if you want to avoid further health complications that arise from ongoing untreated sleep apnea.
Those who suffer from this disorder tend to report problems such as:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Decreased mental alertness
In addition, sleep apnea treatment is linked to long-term health issues such as heart conditions, hypertensive risk, type 2 diabetes, obesity, certain types of cancers and psychological issues like depression and anxiety.
Many patients suffer for years, sometimes decades, before they realize that they may have an underlying sleep disorder. This is because sleep apnea symptoms can mistakenly be linked to other conditions. In fact, spouses are often the first to report that their partner exhibits sleep apnea symptoms.
Level 3 Sleep Studies Available At Clinical Sleep Solutions
Clinical Sleep Solutions offers sleep apnea testing upon referral from a healthcare professional, such as your family doctor. We then work with your health care team to determine whether you will need to start a CPAP trial period.
Our take home, non-invasive level three sleep test measures six channels of information, and can accurately determine the severity to which an individual has sleep apnea. This level 3 sleep study device is a small, portable and wearable machine that allows a person to conduct the sleep study in the comfort of their own home.
Other in-depth sleep studies involve a stay in the hospital and/or a staff of health care professionals on hand to monitor the patient. Our level 3 sleep study device called an ARES Unicorder provides the same data as other tests, but without the hassles that come with a hospital stay.
The device’s recorded data provides a sleep specialist with information that helps in the diagnosis of an (OSA) disorder. While other tests rely on a simple finger pulse oximeter to measure heart rate and blood saturation, a level 3 sleep study, such as the one used by Clinical Sleep Solutions, also includes additional information such as sleep positioning, snoring sounds measured in decibels, probes that can measure REM cycles and nasal flow as well as oximetry readings. More channels of information reduce the chances of misdiagnoses and can accurately give a complete picture of the condition.
- Oxygen Saturation
- Pulse Rate
- Head Position and Movement
- Sleep Wake Cycle
- REM/NON REM Sleep Stages
Level 3 sleep studies provide your doctor with an accurate measurement on the Apnea/Hypopnea Index (AHI) and Respiratory Disturbance Index (RDI). These indices are used to determine the severity of sleep apnea someone might suffer from.
CPAP Sleep Apnea Treatment
Upon the completion of your sleep study, independent third party respiratory technologists will score the data received, and a respirology specialist will evaluate the data and provide your doctor with a highly detailed report. Then, your family physician determines a further course of action. As a supplier of a wide range of CPAP machines, we can work closely with your doctor and health care insurance provider to make sure that you find the right machine that will treat your sleep apnea and enable you to get a good night’s sleep. Simply contact us and we will provide you with all the information you need to get started on the right course of treatment. If you’ve not received a formal recommendation from a doctor or another healthcare professional, please download a copy of our referral form which is available on our website and bring it with you to your next appointment.