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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 - Facts about sleep

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.

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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.

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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.

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Man asleep at his desk

June 18, 2018 - Stories from our clients

8 years ago I was always tired and snored like a freight train

8 years ago I would have been described as a restless sleeper, always tired, could nap on demand and some would have the nerve to say I was often irritable and that I could snore like a freight train. Being diagnosed with sleep apnea, purchasing a CPAP machine and meeting the folks at VitalAire has changed my life for the better. No longer do I nap….I know what a good sleep should be! I no longer keep the neighbours awake!

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June 14, 2018 - Facts about sleep

While You Were Sleeping…

As humans we spend close to one-third of our lives sleeping – so why don’t we know more about what actually happens during this time and how it affect our brains? 1 Scientists have known for quite some time that

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