For years, Wayne suffered in silence with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). He constantly felt tired and run down, and he could not figure out why.
“You wake up and you’re not rested–you’re tired. You’re not feeling right,” explains Wayne. “You sit down on the chair at home and fall asleep in about ten seconds.”
For Wayne, this was just normal, everyday life. He knew he was tired, but he just lived with it —that is, until one scary wake-up call.
PS: mind the "RANA" name in the video—it’s us! In 2019, RANA Respiratory Care Group, Provincial Sleep Group, and Provincial Home Oxygen rebranded to Careica Health.
“We were on our way to Jasper and I fell asleep driving,” says Wayne. “It was very frightening. We had grandkids in the car,” adds his wife, Joan.
Wayne knew he could not ignore it any longer. He made an appointment with his doctor who referred him to Careica Health for a sleep study and trial CPAP therapy, a decision that would change their lives forever.
“It’s improved our life immensely,” says Wayne. Joan nods in agreement. “There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep.”
Did you know?
Did you know people with moderate to severe sleep apnea are up to 15x more likely to be involved in a traffic accident? Thankfully, treating sleep apnea with CPAP can lower your risk by 70%!
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