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  • Sleep Apnea

    It is recommended to see a family physician or a healthcare professional who can evaluate and diagnose the condition. A family physician can assess your symptoms, medical history, and conduct a physical examination. If sleep apnea is suspected, they may refer you to a specialist, such as a respiratory therapist, who has expertise in treating respiratory conditions, including sleep apnea.




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  • What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

    Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where when someone sleeps at night, as their body is going into the deeper stages of sleep, the muscles around their throat relax, and subsequently the tissue can collapse, the jaw can fall down and block the throat, or the tongue can fall back. A respiratory therapist can perform further evaluations, such as sleep studies or polysomnography, to monitor your breathing patterns and other physiological functions during sleep. This diagnostic test helps determine the severity of sleep apnea and guides the appropriate treatment options. The respiratory therapist may also provide education on sleep hygiene, lifestyle modifications, and recommend specific treatment options based on the individual's condition.


    People with obstructive sleep apnea can wake up repeatedly at night because of this blockage of their airway and their breathing.

    If you think you have obstructive sleep apnea, the easiest thing to do is go talk to your family physician, and you can do a simple sleep test at home or your doctor can refer you to a sleep specialist and you can actually sleep overnight in a hospital to test you for this sleep disorder. If you have questions about obstructive sleep apnea, contact a local sleep specialist. Now health Network Local Practitioners: Sleep Specialist

  • What is Central Sleep Apnea?

    Central sleep apnea is a condition that is a lot less common than obstructive sleep apnea, but what happens is a person's brain essentially forgets to tell their lungs to breathe. So subsequently a person stops breathing at night and repetitively wakes up from their sleep. This is quite common in people with cardiac issues, people that have had strokes, or people that are on narcotic-based or opiates at night.


    So if you think you have central sleep apnea, the easiest thing to do is talk to your family physician, and in certain situations a referral to a sleep specialist would be appropriate to look at this type of condition. And that's as easy as going to a sleep specialist who will do a test where you sleep in a hospital overnight and they can test you. Souvent, consulter un médecin de famille local ou un physiothérapeute en collaboration avec un diététiste et un thérapeute du sport est une excellente option pour prendre le contrôle de cette condition. Les traitements peuvent varier selon le patient et selon le médecin, alors encore une fois, prenez rendez-vous et parlez-en à votre médecinà Montréal et à Québec.

    Treatment for sleep apnea may include lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, avoiding alcohol and sedatives, or changing sleep positions. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is a common treatment method where a machine delivers pressurized air through a mask to keep the airways open during sleep. Other treatment options include oral appliances, positional therapy, and in some cases, surgery.

    It's important to seek professional medical advice and follow the recommended treatment plan to manage sleep apnea effectively. Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to serious health complications, including cardiovascular problems, daytime fatigue, and impaired cognitive function.

  • How does Weight Factor into Sleep Apnea

    Weight loss is definitely something that can help treat sleep apnea.Some studies have shown up to 78% of people with obesity or morbid obesity can have sleep apnea. So by reducing your weight, sometimes its the hardest thing, but it can relieve some of the weight around your abdomen and your neck and lower your incidence of sleep apnea.

    If you think your weight might be causing sleep apnea, contact your general practitioner, dietitian or nutritionist. Unfortunately weight loss can be the hardest thing to do but it is the one thing that can potentially cure sleep apnea as a treatment.
    As opposed to the alternatives, which are more of a long term solution, whereas weight loss can actually rectify the problem.If you have questions about weight as a factor for sleep apnea, contact a local sleep specialist. Pour plus d'informations et les services locaux des psychiatres ou psychologues locaux ou des conseillers locaux à Montréal et à Québec PQ, contactez votre psychiatre local

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