OPEN SATURDAYS 9AM -1PM. FREE SLEEP TESTS
Constantly tired? Morning headaches? Do you snore? You may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Drop in to let one of our staff set you up with a FREE take home overnight sleep test. This is a simple, non-invasive study that you can complete in your own home during a regular night's sleep. Results are then scored and interpreted by independent specialists.
Learning you have OSA and need CPAP and a mask to sleep at night can seem like a daunting prospect. Let our therapists put you at ease and fit you with just the right CPAP device and mask for your needs. Devices these days are whisper-quiet and masks are often a simple soft cushion placed against your nose.
Entrust your therapy to the health care professionals that are trained to understand your health and how respiratory therapy, like CPAP, can help improve your quality of life. The Breath Factory has nationally-certified, provincially licensed Registered Respiratory Therapists to treat you from initiation of therapy through your ongoing and changing therapy needs and goals.
No insurance? We can work out payment plans and terms to suit your needs. 6 & 12 month options available
Once independent specialists have scored and interpreted your sleep test results, our Medical Director can consult with you regarding your therapy and prescription needs at your request.
Canadian Board Certified, Provincially Licensed Respiratory Therapists are here to implement and guide your treatment every step of the way.
Our service is second to none. From the moment you walk in our door, our focus is solely on you and your health concerns. You're in good hands at The Breath Factory.
From our Respiratory Therapists to our Medical Director, we have almost 80 years of clinical experience to guide you from diagnosis to treatment of your SRBD.
We have Certified Sleep Educators on staff who have completed additional education and training to identify and treat any and all sleep-related breathing disorders.
If you or someone you know snores regularly and answers YES to two or more of these questions, it may be a sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. If so, click on FIND OUT MORE to get in touch with us so we can help you get the answers you need.
1. Have you been told that you snore loudly?
2. Has anyone ever told you that your snoring is interrupted by periods where you stop breathing?
3. Are you excessively sleepy during the day?
4. Do you feel “unrefreshed” in the morning even after having adequate number of hours of sleep?
5. Do you frequently suffer from headaches upon awakening?
6. Do you fall asleep at inappropriate times such as while at work, driving, or watching TV?
7. Do you have trouble concentrating, memory loss, or forgetfulness?
8. Are you up to use the bathroom frequently (more than once) during the night?
Sleep apnea is a Sleep-Related Breathing Disorder (SRBD) identified by pauses or cessation of breathing for various causes and duration throughout a regular night's sleep. The cause can vary from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), where a physical relaxing of the airway causes breathing to stop, to central sleep apnea where there is an occasional interruption in the signal from the brain to breathe. Depending on the cause, treatment can vary. The Breath Factory can help you identify the problem with your sleep, and guide you in the treatment process indefinitely.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the gold standard in treating OSA and many other SRBDs. CPAP involves a small, quiet, bedside machine that provides pressure via a mask to "splint" open your airway to prevent pauses in breathing and the associated detrimental clinical manifestations.
CPAP therapy has come a long way in the past couple of decades and today's machines and masks make using CPAP more comfortable than ever. Contact one of our team members for more information and to set up an appointment to discuss your concerns with a staff Respiratory Therapist.
Of course we can! CPAP masks have also undergone quite a transformation over the years. Many people fear some device that covers their entire face, inducing feelings of claustrophobia and visions of the character Bane from the Batman movies. You'll be comforted to know this is not the case, as many masks these days cover only the nostrils or nose and require only a small, soft adjustable strap to secure in place.
If you experience daytime tiredness, morning headaches, irritability as well as snoring or a partner witnessing you gasping or stopping breathing during sleep, you may have OSA. To help with the confirmation of that diagnosis and severity, The Breath Factory can set you up with a NO COST simple, yet comprehensive sleep "study" in the comfort of your own home.
By taking home a small piece of equipment to use while you sleep, you can take part in a Level 3 sleep study in your own bed. It only takes one night and the results are scored and interpreted by independent sleep specialists. Your results will then be reviewed with your Respiratory Therapist and therapy, if indicated, explained and implemented.
Most private or group insurance policies cover anywhere from 70-100% of the cost associated with the purchase of your equipment. Depending on the policy, regular purchases of masks and necessary accessories may also be covered. Contact us for more details.
Our Respiratory Therapists will follow your care every step of the way. Once CPAP therapy has begun, we will be in touch several times over the first month to address any concerns you might have with treatment. After that time, we will contact you at regular intervals to ensure you are satisfied with your treatment plan and are finding improvements in your symptoms.
Feel free to contact us to arrange an appointment at your convenience if at any time you wish to discuss any issues or concerns. At The Breath Factory, we are here to help make your sleep and life the best it can possibly be.
Whether you're looking for answers to your sleep problems or already have CPAP and need support, drop by our office (Suite 206) during regular business hours to speak with a member of our team.
15 Dartmouth Road, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3X6, Canada
09:00 a.m. – 01:00 p.m.
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