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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...

Sleep Apnea Devices

There are a number of devices that can be used to help treat your sleep apnea. Choosing the right device depends on the type and severity of your sleep apnea. You should consult with your sleep specialist to help assess which device will be right for you. CPAP Machines Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machines are devices that help anyone who has obstructive sleep apnea to breathe without difficulty while sleeping. The machine works to create a positive air pressure in your throat so when you breath in, your airway does not collapse. This is the most common and preferred treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. What to Expect using CPAP machines CPAP machines have been shown to reduce daytime sleepiness and lower blood pressure in those with moderate to severe sleep apnea. Some patients have reported dry nose and throat while using this treatment. You may also experience some gastric bloating or irritation of the skin on your face. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, your CPAP machine may not be properly set up and you need to consult your doctor or one of our sleep experts. Coastal Sleep has an array of CPAP machines to help with your sleep apnea. Please see our Product Pages to find the best fit for you. Sleep Apnea Masks Sleep masks are used with CPAP machines to deliver consistent and continuous airway pressure while you sleep. There are many different types of masks available that vary in size, shape, and style. Picking a mask to work for You Everyone has a different face shape and needs so you may...

Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

A number of medical treatments can be used to treat your sleep apnea and you should consult your doctor to find the treatment that will work best for you. What treatment should be used will depend on the type and severity of your sleep apnea. Mouthpieces If you have a mild sleep apnea a mouthpiece, also sometimes called an oral appliance, may be the proper solution for you. A dentist or orthodontist can make a custom fit appliance that helps keep your lower jaw and tongue positioned to keep your airway open. You may need to visit your doctor periodically to get adjustments to the mouthpiece so that it will fit better. CPAP Treatment Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure (CPAP) is a common treatment for sleep apnea, especially in moderate to severe cases of obstructive sleep apnea. The CPAP is a machine hooked up to a mask that provides a consistent stream of airflow that keeps your airways open while you sleep and ensures you are getting enough oxygen. It is important that your CPAP machine is correctly set for your comfort. If it is incorrectly set, you may experience some bloating or discomfort wearing the mask. Some people have reported having headaches, dry mouth, irritated skin on the face, or a dry or stuffy nose. If you are experiencing any of these effects, speak with your doctor about tuning the machine to reduce these discomforts. This technology is being updated all the time so if you have tried this treatment in the past and was unsatisfied with it, consult with your doctor and our sleep experts about the new...

How to Treat Snoring and Apnea

You should always consult your doctor about your plans to treat your sleep apnea to ensure it will be the most effective for your specific type and severity of the condition. There are a number of lifestyle changes that make help treat your condition: Quit smoking. Smoking can increase the inflammation and fluid retention in your upper airway. Do not use sedatives to sleep. Consuming alcohol, sleeping medications, or other sedatives can relax the throat muscles and close your airways. Resist caffeine and heavy meals before bed. Consuming caffeine or eating a big meal within two hours before bed can place extra strain on your system. Consistent sleep schedule. Keeping a steady sleep schedule will reduce the episodes of apnea, particularly when you are getting enough sleep. Sleep on your side. Try to avoid sleeping on your back as gravity increases the chance of your soft tissues dropping to obstruct your airway Prop your head up. Raise the head of your bed by approximately 4 to 6 inches to help keep your airway open Keep your nasal passages open. Help relieve allergies or nasal blockages with breathing strips, nasal sprays, or a saline spray.   Throat Exercises to Reduce Snoring Stronger throat muscles may help reduce the severity of snoring.  Try these exercises to strengthen the muscles and keep them from collapsing Hold your tongue flat against the bottom of your mouth and brush the top and sides with a toothbrush. Do this brushing movement 5 times and repeat it 3 times a day. Hold your tongue to the roof of your mouth for 3 minutes a day Place...