The diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea

To establish a diagnosis of sleep apnea, you should consult your doctor. He may give you a prescription to get a sleep apnea test called polysomnography or respiratory polygraphy sleep. At Groupe Relève Santé we offer you the opportunity to take the test in the comfort of your home during a single night with a portable device suitable for home recording. Within six working days of your test, we guarantee the interpretation of the results along with recommendations by a doctor according to the standards of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Our specially trained therapist will inform you on how to use the device at home in a human and professional manner. Your doctor will be kept informed of the results at all time.

How OSA can be treated?

The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) remains the treatment of choice for OSA. The air pressure generated by the device through a tube and mask keeps the upper airway open during your deep sleep. This airway pressure can effectively control your snoring, hypopnea and apnea and promotes a restful sleep. In order to have the right level of treatment pressure for programming your device, we will need a CPAP titration test recommended by most doctors. This is test is performed over 3 nights, always at home, with the device that will allow us to optimize your treatment.

Our respiratory therapist will guide you through the process of the best therapy for sleep apnea that suits you. Because your sleep quality is our priority!

What are the benefits of the CPAP therapy ?

  • With the CPAP therapy you will notice that :
  • Snoring disappears
  • Sleep is restful
  • Quality of life is Improved
  • Risk of heart disease, work or road accident is greatly reduced
  • Energy is renewed

Please note that less common treatments such as surgery or the use of mandibular advancement orthoses may still prove effective for some patients.  

We hope that this document has been helpful. Do not hesitate to contact one of our respiratory therapists for more information and advice.

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