Depending on your unique symptoms, there are a number of treatment options available that can improve your quality of life.
At CanSleep, we consider all treatment options to determine the best course of action that will be successful for you.
CPAP therapy is the most widely used therapy for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. It opens your airways while you sleep using gentle air pressure. This ensures your brain gets the adequate oxygen it needs for you to have a restful sleep every night.
Our Coquitlam location is now offering the SnoreLase MD. The treatment is a leading-edge laser procedure. It is a non-invasive, simple and effective way to reduce and eliminate snoring. Patients suffering from sleep apnea can often combine this therapy with an oral appliance for optimal treatment. Some patients with sleep apnea even reported a reduction in their Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI).
Cognitive Behavioural therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is an effective method for treating insomnia without the use of sleeping pills. CBT-I is considered the first line of treatment for insomnia, due to its superior long-term efficacy, lack of side effects, and client preference.
Dental Oral Appliance therapy is an alternative treatment for those who have mild-moderate snoring and/or sleep apnea. Oral appliances can also be used in conjunction with CPAP devices to improve comfort for some cases of sleep apnea.
Occasionally, your doctor may refer you to an ENT surgeon for a consultation on surgery to repair an obstructed airway.
Positional therapy is a behavioural strategy and is considered a secondary treatment when treating sleep apnea. Certain sleep positions can result in loud snoring or obstruction of the upper airway. CanSleep can provide you with comfortable sleep aids that will assist in modifying your current sleep position and help you begin to create healthy sleep patterns.
Diet and nutrition is a vital and integrated part of each patient’s OSA treatment, and can assist with decreasing the severity of your sleep apnea. CanSleep works closely with Roxanne Brooks, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Integrative Adult Sleep Coach at FoodForSleep, designing individualized programs that focus on nutrition, supplementation, lifestyle and movement to support adults with insomnia and disordered sleep.