How is Sleep Apnea Diagnosed?
The diagnosis for sleep apnea begins by listing the obstructive sleep apnea symptoms you may be experiencing. [CanSleep’s referral form…] is a good place to start when determining how common symptoms of sleep apnea may be impacting your daily life, and it’s easy to download and share it with your family doctor to begin the conversation on whether or not sleep apnea is an issue for you.
Testing for Sleep Apnea
If you’ve had a conversation with your doctor and determined that you are experiencing sleep apnea symptoms, your next step is to establish a diagnosis of sleep apnea. To measure your breathing patterns as you are sleeping, CanSleep Services can provide you with an at-home monitor at no cost to you.
Once CanSleep has your results, our Registered Therapists and a Sleep Specialist will assess your results and provide your Doctor with the necessary information for a sleep apnea diagnosis.
Treatment for Sleep Apnea
Whether the cause of your sleep apnea is physical, neurological, or a combination of both, a sleep apnea diagnosis will determine the cause of the obstructive sleep apnea and provide you with a treatment plan. Generally, the most common cause of obstructive sleep apnea is a blockage of your upper airway passage, and your absolute best course of action is CPAP therapy.
Professionals in the medical sleep community consider CPAP therapy for sleep apnea and snoring to be the Gold Standard of treatment. If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, you can begin to enjoy life again with proper CPAP therapy. Call 604-468-5854 to speak to our Registered Sleep Therapists if you have any questions about your sleep apnea diagnosis or CPAP Therapy.
If you are a referring Physician please [download our referral form..].