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Say “goodnight” to snoring

If you’re suffering from snoring, you may have sleep apnea. Take our quiz and find out if you’re at risk in under 2 minutes, or book a free phone consult to learn more.  

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Snoring

Why do people snore?

Snoring can be caused by enlarged tonsils, the nose structure or excess weight around the neck. During sleep, our neck muscles can relax so much that in some cases the throat partly closes and becomes narrow, causing the vibration sound known as snoring.

How do I stop snoring?

There are many different treatments that may help you stop snoring. The first step is to ensure your snoring is not a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. Find out if you’re at risk for sleep apnea in under 2 minutes.

Sleep apnea

What is sleep apnea?

There are three main types of sleep apnea, but the most common is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA occurs when there is a blockage in your upper airway during sleep, causing shallow breaths or pauses in your breathing. These pauses are called “apneas” and they prevent air from getting to your lungs, which reduces the oxygen to your body. It’s this lack of oxygen that causes many of the symptoms of sleep apnea, including morning headaches and high blood pressure.

Symptoms

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

Snoring is a common symptom, but there are others. If you have any of the following symptoms, it could be sleep apnea.

Mood changes

Large neck

Family history of sleep apnea

Morning headaches

Daytime fatigue

Memory loss

Lack of concentration

Snoring

Irritability

Witnessed pauses in breathing during sleep

Low sex drive

Nighttime bathroom trips

Health Risks

What are the health risks?

Left untreated, snoring or sleep apnea increases your risk of several serious health conditions. 

The good news? Treatment can significantly lower your risk (and it’s very treatable)!

Diabetes

2.5x

more likely to develop

High blood pressure

1.8x

more likely to develop

Heart disease

2.2x

more likely to develop

Mood disorders

2.2x

more likely to develop

Stroke

3.7x

more likely to develop

Cancer

2.5x

more likely to develop

SNORING VS SLEEP APNEA

Are snoring and sleep apnea the same thing?

No!

Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, but they are not one in the same. If you suffer from snoring, you may have sleep apnea. Take our 2 minute quiz to find out if you’re at risk, or book a free phone consult to learn more.

Normal breathing

Unobstructed airway

Snoring

Partial obstruction of airway

Sleep apnea

Complete obstruction of airway

Fact

Up to

of sleep apnea sufferers remain undiagnosed.
0 %

Are you one of them?

TREATMENT benefits

Better sleep, better life

Treating your sleep apnea is life changing. Wake up to better sleep and a better life.
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Mood

Quality sleep improves mood

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Libido

More energy for everything

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Memory

Better sleep = better memory

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Alertness

Less tired throughout the day

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Snore free

Snoring is hard on your health (and your bed partner)

About us

We are Canada's sleep care experts

For over 30 years, Careica Health has been helping improve the lives of Canadians suffering from sleep apnea, poor sleep and insomnia—and we are here to help you too. Visit us at any one of our 20+ locations across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, or meet with us virtually via Careica Virtual.

Reviews

What our clients are saying

We sleep better knowing you’re sleeping better.

Cam V.
Cam V.

Amazing staff! Friendly, accommodating, compassionate, and genuinely interested in improving their patient's quality of life. 10/10 would, and WILL refer anyone I know with concerns about sleep apnea to Careica Health!   

Nikki W.
Nikki W.

Excellent care since my sleep apnea diagnosis. I’m was nervous at the thought of a CPAP machine, but it’s been smooth sailing!

Joseph K.
Joseph K.

I have not been to ANY medical clinic of any kind, where I felt as important, and that my health was as important, as here. Highly recommend!

Barb B.
Barb B.

Professional, helpful and friendly staff. 

The CPAP equipment has made a world of difference in my sleep and daily life.  

Carolyn S.
Carolyn S.

For the first time in over 20 years, I've been able to sleep through the night! Unbelievable results, thank you Careica.

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Wake up to better sleep and a better life. Get started by taking our sleep quiz or book a free phone consult to learn more!

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