We’ve crossed over to Vancouver Island!

We’ve crossed over to Vancouver Island!

Great news, we have opened a location on Vancouver Island! This is our eighth location to date and it is located in Nanaimo, BC. The clinic is on 100 Wallace Street and currently inside Wallace Street Medical Clinic in Suite 1. Once completed, we will officially move over to Suite 6 in the same building. See below for a simple map guide to our location. We’re very excited to serve and meet new patients. If you live on the island and need assistance with  your CPAP machine, CPAP mask, or if you have questions about sleep apnea in general, don’t hesitate to come over and say hi! Our friendly staff would be happy to help you.  ...
Small CPAP, Big Therapy! Travel with the AirMini CPAP machine

Small CPAP, Big Therapy! Travel with the AirMini CPAP machine

Summer is in full swing and vacation time is perfect for catching up on some well-deserved sleep. When traveling, we recommend taking your CPAP machine with you so you can get the best rest during your trip. We know that some patients are hesitant to bring their CPAP because it adds one more bag for them to carry. This is perfectly understandable since the bag can be bulky and the machine itself can weigh a bit.  Fortunately, travel CPAP machines were created to solve this problem. It can reduce the luggage without sacrificing your therapy! ResMed has recently released their own travel CPAP called the AirMini, and it certainly lives up to its name. The AirMini is perfect for the frequent traveler. It’s very light and compact, and provides the same therapy options as a regular CPAP! See below for more information: It weighs 0.66lbs (300 grams) 30 decibels whereas the S10 is 28 decibels Dimensions: 5.4 x 3.3 x 2.0 inches (It fits in your hand! ) It has all 3 therapy modes built in – CPAP, AUTO, AUTO For Her (4-20CMH20 range of pressures) Air Mini has all the comfort features you are used to in a CPAP – EPR, RAMP, Response works specifically with a P10, N20 and F20 because of the new ActiveAir vent and built in HME AirMini has built in Bluetooth and works with the AirMini APP (available on the APP store and Google Play) that is how you will access the patient menu allows access to a range of adjustable comfort settings and your nightly score that tells you how well you slept. Traveling with your CPAP...
Spring is here! And so is… Allergy Season?

Spring is here! And so is… Allergy Season?

It’s the first day of Spring! Can you believe it? We’ve had a very interesting winter here in BC and we’re ready for warmer temperatures and what? Oh yes, sunshine! With warmer temperatures and blooming flora and fauna, there will be an increase in pollen floating around. Yes, Spring is also the dreaded allergy season for many! During this time of year, we hear many patients saying that they have difficulty using their CPAP machines due to nasal congestion. Here are some helpful tips straight from our lovely staff to help you survive allergy season: Check and clean out/replace your filters (both CPAP and mask, if applicable) Machines are equipped with filters to make sure that pollen and dust are filtered out of the air that is produced by your CPAP. Clean filters helps avoid respiratory infections caused by dirt in the air. Wash your mask: Make sure to clean your mask on a regular basis to avoid dirt and buildup If you don’t have time to soak your mask, you can use wipes for a quick clean! Wipe your machine: Dust can accumulate on your CPAP. Wipe your machine regularly to remove dust buildup Adjust tube temperature & humidity (as needed): Patients suffering from allergies can adjust their tube temperature and humidity to get more moisture. Dryness can make allergies worse and make the CPAP uncomfortable to use.   Refer to your machine’s user manual for instructions or go to the following links: http://bit.ly/2mGzawj   (Philips Respironics Machines) http://bit.ly/2nBAwgQ (ResMed Machines) Keep your nasal passage clear by using  Decongestants  Neti Pots  Nasal Sprays  Nasal Steroids: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000404.htm *Make sure to consult...
Let’s get social!

Let’s get social!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Now there are more ways to connect with us. Check us out on social media for recent sleep apnea, CPAP and Coastal Sleep updates! Do you have questions about sleep apnea or CPAP? Send us a message and we’d be happy to help.   ...
We’re Expanding!

We’re Expanding!

We are happy to announce…..no not a baby but a lovely new office on the sunny shores of White Rock!!!  This location will be up and running by the end of May.  Our new location is : Unit 90-1959 152nd St. South Surrey V4A 9E3   Phone: 604-385-1200 Location Map...
Coastal is going Green!

Coastal is going Green!

Coastal Sleep is committed to reducing our footprint.  All of our products come in and produce a lot of packaging waste!  We as a staff are committed to sorting and recycling whatever we can to reduce this.   We also ensure broken machines are recycled appropriately rather than adding them to the land...
2015/2016 Newsletter Available!

2015/2016 Newsletter Available!

We’re proud to release our 2015/2016 Coastal Sleep Newsletter. Here’s somethings you can expect to find within: A spotlight of our latest masks and machines Top tips on how to get your best night’s sleep An infographic of how sleep apnea can negatively affect your body Download Newsletter You can also call us for a paper copy of our newsletter at...
Bedtime regularity predicts CPAP compliance

Bedtime regularity predicts CPAP compliance

Check out this interesting CPAP study! “Long-term use of CPAP, such as after the first month or longer, requires regular routines that are conducive to establishing a new health behavior,” said principal investigator Amy M. Sawyer, PhD, RN....
Wake Up to Sleep- New Patient Help Site

Wake Up to Sleep- New Patient Help Site

ResMed’s newest site for Patients: you can track your own therapy; get email supply reminders; blog about popular topics; talk with a Sleep Apnea coach; and browse the newest products! Sign up today!...
Saint Nick wears CPAP too!

Saint Nick wears CPAP too!

Saint Nick stopped by Coastal Sleep and finally got that CPAP machine Mrs Clause was bugging him about! Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. And Santa slept soundly (the first time in years!) A good rest for Saint Nick, and everyone’s ears! Check out the artwork at our Richmond Office, or here on Facebook:...
Troubleshooting CPAP for Patients

Troubleshooting CPAP for Patients

Are you having trouble with your CPAP machine?  We have a troubleshooting guide for Patients. If you’re having any troubles with your CPAP machine, check out this easy to follow Troubleshooting Guide link below or call your Coastal Sleep Respiratory Therapist with any questions you have. Trouble Shooting Guide...
Coastal Sleep is on Facebook

Coastal Sleep is on Facebook

Check out our Facebook Page! We are constantly updating with recent advancements in therapy and tidbits from the Sleep Apnea world. You can also send us a message or drop us a comment anytime. VIEW OUR PAGE...
Coastal Sleep Homecare

Coastal Sleep Homecare

Coastal Sleep has been specializing in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) for over 10 years. Our Registered Respiratory Therapists and Sleep Experts know what it takes to make CPAP therapy work for you. We are pleased to offer a two month free CPAP trial (including mask) at no charge. Our staff will work with you to ensure your CPAP machine is set appropriately, your mask fits and your OSA is treated properly. SIGN UP FOR YOUR FREE TRIAL...