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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On November 1st, 2016, RANA was one of 19 private businesses that received the CBEA.