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Information, resources, and the news about the latest products and developments in the area of Sleep Apnea.

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:   (Philips Respironics Machines) (ResMed Machines) Keep your nasal passage clear by using  Decongestants  Neti Pots  Nasal Sprays  Nasal Steroids: *Make sure to consult... read more

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.   ... read more

We’re Expanding!

We are happy to announce… 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... read more

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... read more

Ready for Halloween??

Some of our offices are gearing up for the fall season with some Halloween decorations.  Feel free to wear your CPAP mask as you won’t look scary to us!  Happy... read more

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... read more

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.... read more

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!... read more

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:... read more

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... read more