How long until I get an appointment?
Appointments are usually available same day, if not the following day.
Where do I do the test?
At the Montreal Sleep Center our patients do their sleep study at home, in the comfort or their own bed.
How long until I get the sleep study results?
The average time to get sleep study results back is 7-10 days.
How will I get my results?
You will receive a phone call with your results. Afterwards we will send you a copy of your full report via email. We will also fax a copy of the report to any physician you request.
Do I have to purchase a CPAP right away?
No. We highly recommend you rent one of our CPAP machines for 7-10 days in order to get used to the machine and trial different masks. However if you wish to purchase a CPAP right away, it is possible.
Is the CPAP machine noisy?
All new CPAP machines are extremely quiet and your sleeping partner will not notice it.
How common is sleep apnea?
- 1 of every 5 adults has at least a mild form of sleep apnea (20%)
- 1 of every 15 adults has at least moderate sleep apnea (6.6%)
- 2-3% of children are likely to have sleep apnea
- Over 1 in 4 (26%) Canadian adults have a high risk of having or developing obstructive sleep apnea
(Canadian Lung Association)
What causes the airway to close/obstruct during sleep?
Extra tissue in the back of the upper airway, such as tonsils, uvula, a large tongue and a decrease in muscle tone that hold the airway open.
What are potential consequences of untreated obstructive sleep apnea?
There is a possible increase risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and hear attack, stroke, fatigue related accidents, poor quality of life.
What is the treatment for obstructive sleep apnea?
The most successful treatment to date is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). It is non-invasive and can treat sleep apnea when used as prescribed.
Can I take my CPAP device through airport security?
CPAP machines are allowed on the plane as long as you have a copy of your prescription with you. We highly encourage that you carry your CPAP on the plane with you and not check it as baggage. The airline cannot charge you extra for carrying on your CPAP bag.