COVID-19 UPDATE: REOPENING OUR DOORS

To our Coastal Sleep family, With the ever changing situation surrounding COVID-19, Coastal Sleep is happy to announce our doors are now open to in-person patient care! In our efforts to ensure all patients and staff members’ health and safety remains our top priority, we’d like to share some of the procedural changes you’ll see across our offices.   Social/physical distancing in effect Please respect the floor stickers and signs placed around our entrances, which will guide you to a safe distance for interacting with our front-end staff. All offices will be limiting the number of persons allowed through our doors at one time – kindly note the occupancy number on our front-door signs and wait outside until another patient has left before entering. Personal sanitization Hand sanitizer will be available by our doors for all patients to use as they enter and leave our offices. We ask that all patients wear a reusable or disposable mask when visiting, whether it’s for a sit-down appointment or walk-in session. Patients not wearing a mask when they arrive may be asked to wear one, supplied in limited quantity by our office staff. Office sanitization All “high-touch” areas (door handles, countertops, credit/debit terminal, etc.) will be wiped down with a sanitizing spray in between each use. Seating in our lobbies or within clinician offices will also be sprayed and wiped down between each patient’s visit. All testing equipment is thoroughly disinfected before each patient use, and new equipment will be provided to patients for CPAP therapy Companions We ask that patients attend their own appointments by themselves, unless the patient requires a...
How to get good quality Zzzs

How to get good quality Zzzs

Our everyday lives have changed since the start of the pandemic. A lot of us are staying at home and have had to change our routines to fit our new situation. For many, these routine changes have also affected their sleep in a negative way. You may feel like you’re not sleeping well, or not sleeping enough. Here are some tips to help you catch up on some good quality Zzzs and hopefully get you back on track for a good night’s sleep. Follow a regular schedule. With many of us staying home and/or working from home, our routines have been broken and therefore our sleep schedule may have also changed. Some of us may be sleeping later than usual or waking up later than usual. Keep regular bedtime and wake-up times to help you sleep better and help maintain your sleep routine. Adhere to working hours Since the start of the pandemic, many of us have switched to working remotely instead of going to the office. As a result, many are starting to work longer hours than their usual work time. Do your best to follow your usual working hours as if you were working in the office. This allows for more time for you to relax and de-stress before going to bed.  “Those in the U.S. have logged on for an additional three hours per day compared to patterns seen before March 11 — a 40% jump — according to data from virtual private network service provider NordVPN Teams. In … Canada, the working day has extended by an average of two hours, with many people starting work...