Treatment for Sleep Disordered Breathing

Many of us may take for granted the feeling of being rested and refreshed after a good night's sleep but for so many this is not the case. Our bodies require regular uninterrupted sleep sessions in order to allow optimal awake functions such as driving a vehicle, performing a job, and enjoying routine life activities.

If you think you may have a sleep disorder, we recommend that you see your physician for further investigation and if required, discussion regarding the various treatment options available. On-going medical follow-up is advised to monitor improvement or worsening of a sleep disorder and to measure the outcome of the treatment.

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is a prescribed and preferred treatment for the sleep disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Alternatively, automatic positive airway pressure (APAP) and bi-level positive airway pressure (Bi-level PAP) therapy may also be used.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea. It occurs during sleep when the upper airway repeatedly collapses causing breathing to stop become shallow. The preferred treatment of OSA is CPAP.