There are millions of people who suffer from a form of sleep disorder who have not been diagnosed or received proper treatment and it greatly hinders their quality of life.
If you, or a suspected loved one display signs or symptoms of any type of sleep disorder, speak with your family doctor for more information and resources near you.
Reside in the Greater Toronto Area?
For residents in Ontario, sleep studies are covered under the Ontario Healthcare system . Follow these simple instructions if you’re concerned about your sleep health:
- Consult with a family or a walk-in physician about your sleep concerns and request a sleep study consultation for further investigation.
- The physician will refer you to see a sleep specialist and an overnight study can be arranged.
- Once the test results are ready, you will review results and treatment options for your diagnosis.
How do I choose a Sleep Lab?
Choose from hospital-like settings to hotel room-like settings depending on your personal preferences. Your family or walk-in physician will have a list of sleep clinics they can refer you. Alternatively, you can do your own research and find a sleep lab that best suits your needs. Simply get in touch with the preferred sleep lab and request a sleep study requisition form for your doctor to sign.
What happens at an overnight sleep study?
The overnight sleep study requires you to spend a night at a sleep centre. The sleep test electronically records you body and brain’s activity during sleep. A report is generated on your brain activity, eye movements, heart patterns, oxygen and carbon dioxide blood levels, major muscle movements as well as breathing and snoring activity. A sleep physician will analyze the report and provide a diagnosis. Depending on the diagnosis, a sleep disorder can be effectively treated with a wide range of options. After your study with a sleep physician, feel free to contact CPAP Direct for a free consultation of all treatments and therapies available for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.