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Winterize Your Life

Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens - these are a few of our favorite things. The cold, humid chill in the air and being able to see our breath in the morning is not necessarily one of our favorite things.

In this season's newsletter we focus on what the phrase, "Winterize Your Life" means to us and point in towards some current news around legalized cannabis and sleep. 

We wish you all the very best that the Winter holidays bring and a prosperous and joyful New Year!

The Team at SleepTech

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How to Prepare Your Humidity for a Canadian Winter

Winter CPAP Tip: Combat nasal congestion & dryness by using heated tubing.

One of the most common complaints about CPAP therapy is nasal congestion and dryness. These symptoms can be a barrier to adherence to this life-improving therapy, but recent advances in humidification can help.

Heated CPAP tubing is designed to improve symptoms of nasal dryness and congestion. Most people switch to using it during the winter months, and receive the advantage of fully humidified warm air with no rain-out in the tubing.

You can look at our hose options here and note all options tagged as "Heated". Call us to find out if you may benefit from a heated hose over the cold and humid Winter months.
Call our head office at (604) 576-9400

Cannabis & Sleep

As of October 17th, 2018, Canadians have been able to legally purchase and consume cannabis from a federally licensed producer, under the new Cannabis Act and provincial laws.

What are the risks and benefits of cannabis? Can medical cannabis help treat obstructive sleep apnea as some sources may claim?

Join us in taking a closer look at the most relevant research on the uses of medical cannabis, and the effects of cannabis on sleep apnea.

Read the full article here.

Why We Sleep - a book about the power of sleep from from the director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science.

Explore why sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite. Dreaming creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge, inspiring creativity.

By taking care of our sleep health, we are doing more than we could possibly know for our well-being. This is a great last minute gift - order on Amazon.

Winter Recipes: Comfort Foods

Some rich and comforting, some light and nourishing, here are our top Winter recipes:

Local Events

From Qualicum Beach to Vancouver, here are all the links to all the good things.
  • Qualicum Beach - Magical nights of lights, winter wonderland, a polar bear swim and more!
    Calendar here
  • Vancouver - Christmas markets, Santa Claus, Grouse Mountain, and a hidden village all add up to an eventful holiday season.
    Full Calendar

  • Surrey - An ice palace, Hansel & Gretel, a Christmas train, and much more.
    Surrey's Calendar

Company in the UK fills us in on the sticking power of sleep in your goals

Article written by Chris Clark
Originally published here.


Common New Year's Resolution: Lose Weight

We’ve all been told to do more exercise and go on a diet to lose weight. First by our parents, then our doctors, then we tell ourselves we should join our friends in the gym. But, finding the energy is hard. Once you do find yourself drinking broccoli smoothies and running on a treadmill twice a week, you might still be struggling to find energy. That’s because sleep is the miracle third piece to the puzzle.

Related: The Lesser Known Physical Benefits Of Sleeping Well

Sleep deprivation leads to feeling tired in the day. This is when we’re more inclined to reach for a sugary or caffeine-intense drink, leading to weight gain. Research by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people lacking enough sleep tend to reach for late-night snacks more often; and these snacks tend to have a high-fat content. They found that a lack of sleep activates a hunger hormone, increasing food cravings of typically energy-dense, high-carb foods. Sleep will fix that by resetting your brain, absorbing the previous day’s information and preparing your body for a productive next day.

Full article with more resolutions and tips here: DREAMS ARTICLE
Snoring Help is Here
Know someone who snores and has daytime sleepiness?

Getting a take-home sleep apnea test is simple.

  • Have them print out our online RX form or ask for one next time you're in the office.
  • Take the form to their Doctor for a signed referral.
  • Once an appointment is booked, we take care of the rest.

Call or email us for more information or help.

When you sleep well, we sleep well.
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