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Discover your favourite SleepTalk articles in a new and interactive blog! Find tips on CPAP therapy and travel, hygiene, lifestyle and more

Alarm clock

October 16, 2018 - SleepTalk this month

Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2018 - prepare to set your clock back

Where did it come from? The New Zealand entomologist George Hudson first proposed modern DST. Hudson's shift-work job gave him leisure time to collect insects and led him to value after-hours daylight. In 1895 he presented a paper to the Wellington Philosophical Society proposing a two-hour daylight-saving shift, and after considerable interest was expressed in Christchurch, he followed up with an 1898 paper.

Tags: News

Cold breath in winter - an increase in dry air

October 16, 2018 - SleepTalk this month

How to prepare your humidity for the Canadian winter

One of the most common complaints about CPAP therapy is nasal congestion and dryness. Your CPAP humidity can solve that

Canada legalizes cannabis - cover image

October 15, 2018 - SleepTalk this month

Canada legalizes cannabis, may not help your sleep apnea

What are the risks and benefits of cannabis? Can medical cannabis help treat obstructive sleep apnea? Join us in looking at the most relevant research on the issue

Tags: CPAP therapy tips News Sleep apnea

CPAP testimonial by Jessica

September 24, 2018 - Stories from our clients

CPAP testimonial: “I can’t believe how much more energy I have”

Prior to therapy, Jessica always felt tired during the day. Ten years ago, while attending school to become a sleep technician, she was exposed to the sleep apnea disorder, its symptoms and long term risks. After her training, she decided to get tested and was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea.

Tags: Sleep apnea

NFL players also get sleep apnea

September 24, 2018 - Facts about sleep

NFL players get sleep apnea too

It’s September and NFL fans are excited! The National Football League schedule is out, and as you get ready to let the team into your living room, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine reminds us: football players get sleep apnea too.

CPAP adherence through the night

September 24, 2018 - Benefits of CPAP therapy

How many hours of CPAP is enough?

If you wake up in the middle of the night you may have a decision to make: you can ‘treat yourself’ to sleep without a CPAP mask, or treat your body to the health benefits that CPAP offers.

Tags: CPAP therapy tips Sleep apnea Sleep hygiene

Philips Respironics DreamWear Full face in use

August 23, 2018 - In the spotlight

DreamWear Full face - So light that you'll forget you have it on!

After analyzing thousands of facial features, Respironics designed a new DreamWear Full face mask that sets out to target discomforts reported by full face mask users for years.

Tags: New products News Sleep apnea

Doctor at his computer during shift work

August 21, 2018 - Facts about sleep

Shift Work, OSA & CPAP

With shift work, your body’s natural 24-hour internal clock (circadian rhythm) is disrupted and can’t rely on night and day to regulate its sleep cycles. It may cause symptoms of insomnia and excessive sleepiness known as Shift Work Sleep Disorder.

Tags: CPAP therapy tips Sleep apnea Sleep hygiene

Man asleep at his breakfast table

July 26, 2018 - CPAP therapy tips

Using CPAP but still tired?

It is not uncommon to start feeling daytime sleepiness, headaches, irritability, snoring or other sleep apnea symptoms months or years after a period of successful CPAP therapy. This is often a sign that something is not quite right with your CPAP therapy.  

Tags: CPAP therapy tips Sleep apnea

Caregiver providing support to a patient during follow-up

July 18, 2018 - Benefits of CPAP therapy

The Importance of CPAP Follow Up

To ensure your VitalAire CPAP therapy is still delivering the optimal level of care, regular follow-ups with our sleep apnea experts are essential. Your local VitalAire clinic is only a phone call away and, should you have any trouble with your therapy, we’re here to help!

Tags: CPAP therapy tips Sleep apnea

July 17, 2018 - Facts about sleep

VitalAire Sleep Talk™: Sleep Apnea Explained

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you know that it is relatively common.  At VitalAire, we have the tools and information you need to treat your sleep apnea and get a good night’s sleep.  One of the most important steps you can take in your therapy is understanding what your diagnosis means.  Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes a person to stop breathing many times through the night, for periods lasting at least 10 seconds. 

Tags: CPAP therapy tips Sleep apnea

AirMini Travel CPAP machine

July 16, 2018 - Promotions

Summer Savings Continue: Travel with the world’s lightest CPAP

With summer here we are excited to introduce the AirMini™, the world’s lightest CPAP machine. Letting you enjoy your favourite travel destinations, weekends at the cottage, camping and more without worrying about missing nights of CPAP therapy. The AirMini™ is the smallest portable CPAP on the market today, and uses a clever humidification system that doesn’t require any water for your portable convenience.

Tags: Sale Sleep apnea Travelling with CPAP