RANA Respiratory Care Group, Provincial Sleep Group, and Provincial Home Oxygen have rebranded to Careica Health!
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After years of struggling with poor sleep, Wayne and Joan had a scary wake-up call: Wayne fell asleep at the wheel. They came to Careica to treat Wayne’s sleep apnea and changed their lives forever.
Spring is just around the corner and that can only mean one thing... No, not warmer weather—spring cleaning! When you are cleaning your house top to bottom, don’t forget about your CPAP equipment. Here are some daily and weekly CPAP cleaning tips to work into your routine!
Effective November 2, 2020, our Rockyview Calgary clinic is moving to Centre 70 Building, 7015 Macleod Trail SW, Suite 115.
There are three different types of sleep studies—a level 3, level 2, and level 1 sleep study. Each level varies in what they monitor and test for, as well as where the test takes place. So, what are these differences, and more importantly, which level of sleep study is right for you? Let’s compare!
Careica Health is pleased to announce an agreement with Brisbane, Australia based Oventus Medical. The agreement extends Careica’s well known sleep program to include the O2Vent Optima oral appliance, an alternative for OSA sufferers who are intolerant to CPAP therapy.
Careica Health continues to follow provincial COVID-19 protocols for the safety of our clients and staff. Our clinics are open to walk-in traffic, in-person appointments, and telephone consultations. Additionally, all appointment types are available online through Careica Virtual. Our curbside pickup and online store options are available for all equipment and supply needs
Miss our 9 Tips For Better Sleep During COVID-19 webinar on May 21st? Find a recording of the presentation right here!
Are you sacrificing sleep during COVID-19? Sign up for our free 9 Tips for Better Sleep During COVID-19 webinar!
The provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta have introduced plans to safely reopen services. In keeping with provincial plans, Careica Health clinics in MB, SK and AB will begin to accommodate in-person appointments effective May 4, 2020. Locations in British Columbia will remain closed to the public.
Introducing RestEd, an online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program for those suffering from insomnia.
Wondering what the coronavirus (COVID-19) means for your and your CPAP therapy? We’ve put together this COVID-19 FAQs for sleep apnea patients.
As we all struggle to adapt to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting our community matters now more than ever. This year, we have chosen to direct our Careica Gives donations to food banks in our communities across western Canada.
Have you been feeling more irritable lately? What about being more forgetful, or finding yourself craving those sugary snacks in the office breakroom? Believe it or not, these are just three of the many signs your body gives off to tell you that you’re sleep deprived!
An important update regarding our service during the COVID-19 outbreak.
A message regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) from our President & CEO, Cory McArthur.
We’ve rounded up the top 5 apps that help you fall asleep and stay asleep. If sleep eludes you, why not give one of these popular sleep apps a try?
Careica is thrilled to re-introduce our volunteer and corporate giving program: Careica Gives!
Enjoy the convenience of sleep studies and treatment for sleep apnea without ever leaving your home or office!
If we think of sleepwalking, we might believe that people are acting out their dreams or inner thoughts. However, sleepwalking is actually classified as a sleep disorder known as somnambulism.
We get it - in the age of cell phones, Netflix and the “always on” inbox, it can be hard to get the sleep you need. When life gets busy, sleep is usually the first thing we sacrifice - but we shouldn’t!
Careica Health was featured in the Winter 2019 edition of MBiz Magazine. Find the article right here!
We understand that a sleep apnea diagnosis can be overwhelming - but we’re here to help. We’ve put together a step by step guide that walks you through everything you need to do!
If you are suffering from pain or a sleep disorder, you may want to consider the position in which you sleep, and how it affects your sleep experience.
Considering we spend a good portion of our lives sleeping, it’s not difficult to see why a comfortable mattress plays an important role in the quality of sleep we experience.
We all know that napping is crucial to the development of babies and toddlers, but once children begin school, mid-day napping ceases (unless it’s Sunday afternoon).
We all know the dreaded feeling of not being able to fall asleep. Your body feels tired, you’ve been staring at the ceiling for hours, but your mind is running in circles.
Whether you’re bogged down with jet lag, struggling with stress, or spending too much time on your phone in the evenings, there are many reasons we have troubles sleeping. In fact, Canadians are dead tired. 33% of us suffer from sleeplessness and 10% of us suffer from insomnia.
The fact of the matter is, breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep, you may be suffering from sleep apnea.
Dreams: sometimes we remember them, sometimes we don’t, but some dreams stick with us, plaguing us throughout our waking hours, inciting almost visceral reactions of anxiety, fear, longing, sadness, or happiness.
Our blog has explored a variety of different topics related to sleep including how important sleep is, how destructive sleep deprivation is, and how disorders like sleep apnea present differently in women.
When we think of evolution, natural selection, predation, and efficiency, sleep might seem like a terrible idea. Lying dormant for six or more hours a day makes us incredibly vulnerable to danger not to mention inefficient, right?
RANA Respiratory Care Group, Provincial Sleep Group and Provincial Home Oxygen have teamed up under a new name, Careica Health.
Chances are you’re completely oblivious to your own snoring, but we promise the person you share a bed with (or even the people you share a house or apartment with) know just how much you snore and how loud.
Quality sleep restores the body; how you feel when you’re awake is largely dependent upon how you sleep. From snoring to sleep positions many factors impact the quality of your sleep. Most people think they can only suffer from sleep deprivation by not sleeping at all, but sleep deficiencies (read: poor quality sleep) can negatively impact how you think, react, work, learn, and communicate in addition to increasing your risk for health conditions.
The first year of our RANA Cares initiative closed out at 631 total staff volunteer hours and a corporate giving fund of $20,000. The RANA Cares committee awarded the donation to three outstanding organizations across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba—each to receive a third of the $20,000 fund.
Some more than others. Today, we’re going to talk about three issues prevalent in North America:
Wondering what the differences are between the Lumin and the SoClean 2? See a full comparison of the two CPAP sanitizers right here!
We’ve talked about the different warning signs and complications women face with sleep apnea, but what about sleep apnea symptoms in men?
With increased access to technology and devices that have now all but become extensions of our hands, it is becoming easier and easier to send texts - to the point that we are starting to send them in our sleep, with no recollection of the act.
Managing opposite sleep schedules adds additional stress to a relationship. It’s frustrating to have a partner who is asleep while you are awake and vice versa. It can be difficult to create a sleep schedule as an individual, but the matter becomes more complicated when you factor in another person. Other people who do
We are pleased to announce that RANA Cares has surpassed our initial goal and as of February 25, 2019, our staff have volunteered 631 hours to not-for-profits in the community!
Your body needs sleep to function at its best. Sleep deprivation occurs when a person gets less sleep than they need or their quality of sleep is reduced. What constitutes a perfect sleep is difficult to determine as people’s sleep needs vary. Eight hours of sleep per night may be necessary for some people, whereas others can function on less.
Exciting news! We are thrilled to announce the opening of our newest clinic in South Calgary.
A Canada Post service disruption could occur within the coming weeks. Please note that it is important to keep your RANA account in good standing by keeping your payments up to date.
RANA is thrilled to launch our new volunteer and corporate giving program: RANA Cares!
Did you know that about a third of your life is spent sleeping?
Strange, unexplained stuff can happen while we sleep...
RANA is excited to announce a new way to reach us: via live chat right here on RANAcaregroup.com!
You do all the right things. You practice good sleep habits (you might have even taken our sleep quiz), you follow all the right sleep tips like healthy eating, exercise, meditating and waking up the first time your alarm goes off.
When you need to sleep, you need to sleep - and people have proven that time and time again.
RANA Respiratory Care Group was honoured to be Accredited with Commendation by Accreditation Canada in July, 2018.
When you snooze, you lose – literally.
At Careica Health, we’ve lost count of the number of times people have asked, “How much sleep do I need in a night?”
Struggling with sleep? Here are 5 tips to a better night's sleep!
Yoga has become one of the most popular fitness routines today. Although the exercise aspect of yoga is beneficial, the philosophy and spirituality behind yoga underlies the ancient history of the practice.
Sleep is important - that’s a given.
Sleep is a basic human need that is critical to our physical and mental health. However, many Canadian adults don’t quality sleep they need, and wake up each morning feeling unrested.
In this fast paced world we live in, sleep disorders seem to becoming more common. Most of us have heard of the term “sleep apnea” but we may be uncertain as to what it really is, and what causes it.
Enter the mysterious realm of sleep. We do it, we need it, we always want more of it, and we tend to believe more than a few claims about what happens when we shut our eyes at night.
Even if you go to bed at the same time every night and practice healthy sleep tips, if your mind is whipping through your to-do list near bedtime, rapidly cataloguing, planning and worrying, chances are you’re waking up unrested and miserable most mornings.
Ask anyone how they are and “tired” is likely to be part of their answer.
Arguments and conversations about how tired we are, and how little sleep we get, are part of our everyday lives – it’s like some kind of weird badge of honour. But, many of our bad habits (scrolling through our phones or iPads in bed anyone?) are actually the reason we can’t get a healthy night of sleep.
Disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea that interfere with our ability to sleep are frustrating to deal with, to treat, and to diagnose. The problem intensifies even further when sleep apnea symptoms include insomnia, and insomnia symptoms include sleep apnea. When these two different sleeping disorders blur the lines, it can be frustrating to try and pinpoint what the problem behind your inconsistent sleep patterns truly is.
As you know by now, sleep is an essential, and very important, part of human life. Sleep is also an essential part of animal life.
While snoring is an ongoing joke in day-to-day life and popular culture, sleep apnea isn’t. Many Canadians live undiagnosed with this sleep disorder.
Snoring can be a major indicator of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, so you shouldn’t just hide it under the bed.
Traditionally seen as a “men’s disorder,” Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is fairly common in women too.
Falling asleep can sometimes be frustrating, and who can’t relate to waking up in the middle of the night feeling wide awake? Researchers have termed the phrase “sleep hygiene” to refer to specific habits and practices that can contribute to getting a good night’s sleep. As part of your New Year’s Resolutions, try following these tips to help you establish a healthier sleep routine.
This new sleep disorder is ruining ex texts everywhere. Here are some tips to deal with parasomnia's newest bedmate: sleep texting.
Napping is crucial to the development of babies, but new research shows that sleep has proactive benefits that make us smarter. Here are four ways naps benefit adults
RANA is excited to have Dr. Chou join the RANA family as a diagnositc interpreter in our Sleep and Pulmonary Function Labs in our Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta clinics.
Virtually every ounce of medical research on these three health issues identifies that Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) may play a significant role.
Setting two alarms to get up in the morning? Hitting the snooze button every few minutes? If this sounds like you, the idea of being a morning person might seem like a distant dream.
Snoring is extremely common but could be a sign of a bigger problem. Many remedies claim to cure snoring, but if you have sleep apnea only one thing will work..
Obstructive sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders with one in four Canadians at high risk for it. Sleep apnea therapy is most often done with a CPAP machine: CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure.
With men self-reporting sleep apnea nearly twice as much as women and the fact that 73% of Canadian adults with sleep apnea are men, it's important to know the facts and pay attention.
A healthy diet can improve your quality of life.
Relationships are put to the test when one partner can't sleep.
On November 1st, 2016, RANA was one of 19 private businesses that received the CBEA.
Why does it feel like I always wake up in the middle of a dream?
Audrey shares her journey to waking up rested and full of energy.