Sleep Disorders & CPAP Therapy
We will follow up to ensure continued compliance and answer any questions that may arise. MEDIGAS MANITOBA LIMITED believes that patient compliance is crucial to arrive at beneficial therapy.
Our main office in Winnipeg is just west of the Health Sciences Centre and is complimented with a satellite office in the downtown area (just blocks from the Sleep Disorders Centre). We have clinics in Brandon and rural Manitoba which are serviced by our healthcare professionals to accommodate ease of access for our clients.
The Benefits of Therapy
You have been experiencing difficulty sleeping. You may be snoring loudly, or you may be gasping or choking at night. In addition, you may be excessively tired during the day, have morning headaches, and may be depressed or irritable. After consulting with your doctor – and with the help of a sleep lab – you have been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
If you have OSA, your airway collapses during sleep and prevents air from getting to your lungs. You stop breathing momentarily, which causes sleep disturbance and puts a strain on your heart.
Your sleep physician has prescribed CPAP (Continued Positive Airway Pressure) therapy for you. CPAP gently blows air into your nose and/or mouth to prevent your airway from collapsing. It is a non-invasive treatment.
How CPAP Therapy Works
CPAP therapy will relieve the airway obstruction that occurs while you sleep. CPAP treatment can dramatically improve the life of someone diagnosed with sleep apnea.
When you wear the system every night during sleep and optimum therapy is achieved, you may experience the following benefits of treatment:
- increased energy level and attentiveness during the day
- fewer morning headaches
- reduced irritability
- improved memory
- less waking during the night to go to the bathroom
- increased ability to exercise
- increased effectiveness at home or at work
- improved overall quality of life
You will need to use your CPAP every night while you sleep. If not – you will return to the previous level of snoring, sleep apnea, and daytime tiredness.
Untreated sleep apnea also has been shown to co-exist with a number of other medical conditions, such as:
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Disease
- Heart Attack
- Irregular Heart Beat
- Type 2 Diabetes
Sleep apnea may also contribute to driving and work related accidents.