Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They often occur 5 to 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound. Sleep apnea usually is a chronic (ongoing) condition that disrupts your sleep 3 or more nights each week. You often move out of deep sleep and into light sleep when your breathing pauses or becomes shallow. This results in poor sleep quality that makes you tired during the day. Sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of excessive daytime sleepiness.
Coastal Sleep is pleased to offer a free, no obligation trial of CPAP therapy. This includes the mask, hose, humidifier and CPAP machine.
A Registered Respiratory Therapist will meet with you at one of our offices to provide you with in-depth instruction regarding your diagnosis and how your CPAP machine works. They will properly fit you with a nasal mask and will be in contact with you throughout the length of your trial to support you as you adjust to using a CPAP machine. Coastal Sleep is also pleased to offer service in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Punjabi from one of our therapists.