Knowledge is Power
One of the most important ways to treat your condition is to know everything you can about it. The more you know, the more options there are for you. Read about the long term risks of obstructive sleep apnea and other people’s experience with different treatments. Remember to take what you read with a grain of salt if it sounds extreme. Also, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Watch out for sites that claim 100% cure or instant results.
There are many useful sites for advice on obstructive sleep apnea and other common sleep disorders. These are not comprehensive, but should get you started in the right direction.
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- Wikipedia’s entry is a good start.
- Canadian Sleep Society
- Sleep Education
- Philips Respironics patient info here.
- SleepMed Inc. – the ARES Sleep Device
- Canadian Lung Association
- Heart and Stroke Site – Heart Health Risk Assessment
- Stroke – from the ACLS Training Centre – Resource Guide
- Shift work sleep disorder – an increasingly common problem!