To set-up an appointment with a member of our Clinical Respiratory Department simply call (800) 339-3322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can quickly and simply transition you to our high quality service and care. Whether you are a newly diagnosed patient needing a machine or have been receiving care for an extended period and want a provider who is more committed to your sleep health, Cape Medical Supply is here for you.
Sleep Apnea is a condition which causes excessive daytime drowsiness and a host of other issues in those who suffer from it. Typically patients seek treatment after initial discussions with their physician or a specialist, a visit to a sleep lab for diagnostic work, or following a home sleep diagnostic test. Following diagnosis most patients will seek a simple, non-invasive therapy with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP).
Successful treatment for this condition is contingent upon a solid clinical relationship with the physician, equipment provider and specialist, ongoing compliance with the treatment, and regular re-fitting of the mask and associated accessories. At Cape Medical Supply we understand our role in treating sleep apnea patients is critical to their ongoing compliance and success, which is why we aggressively work with patients to ensure they have the equipment they need, stay current with new equipment needs and we regularly work with patients and their physicians to check on data cards to ensure they are being used properly.
This is another area where the proper compliment of the latest technologies and the best staff work in tandem to produce the best outcomes; our clinical excellence, working in partnership with the latest technologies from market leaders like ResMed, Respironics, Fisher & Paykel and others, makes us the market leader for the region.
Regularly cleaning and replacing your sleep therapy supplies is critical to long term success. Numerous studies have shown that PAP users who regularly replace and update their masks and other accessories remain more compliant, comfortable and satisfied with their therapy. Additionally, regular replacement reduces risks associated with fungal and bacterial growth within the masks and accessories.
Cape Medical Supply has a robust, technology enabled resupply platoform to ensure our patients receive the accessories they require for successful therapy at an appropriate and optimal interval. To learn more about switiching to Cape Medical Supply for your PAP accessory needs, please visit our PAP Supplies section.
How Do I Know if I have Sleep Apnea?
Diagnosing sleep apnea is a complex process, involving your physician, an independent sleep lab, and possibly a specialist. But what are the symptoms of sleep apnea? The most basic symptoms are excessive daytime drowsiness and excessive snoring; if you are experiencing any abnormal sleep issues you should consult with your physician and decide together on the proper next course of action.
The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is one method to determine whether you have a sleep disorder; answering the questions is not indicative of a diagnosis, but it may warrant a further conversation with your physician if the results are high enough.
How likely are you to fall asleep in the following situations, in contrast to feeling just tired? This refers to your usual way of life in recent times.
Even if you have not done some of these things recently, try to work out how they would have affected you.