The SnoreMobile has provided community education related to Sleep Apnea & Snoring for several years.
The “Summer of Sleep” was a program run in cooperation with the Thompson Rivers University over several summers. Activities included participation at Special Events and Public Outreach opportunities within British Columbia.
Several “Sleep Apnea In The Workplace” programs have also been run within the British Columbia Forestry industry.
The initiative is supported by Dr. Halstrom Sleep Apnea & Snoring Clinics and the Vancouver Institute of Sleep Medicine.
Sleep Apnea Info:
“According to the Canadian Lung Association sleep apnea is actually quite common, yet most people have not been diagnosed. However this reality is changing fast with the emergence of simple and effective diagnosis / treatment and increasing public awareness.
Early treatment intervention is seen as a way to minimize collateral damage from the problems associated with sleep apnea, such as:
- high blood pressure;
- heart attack;
- stroke; and
Snoring is the first and most obvious sign of sleep apnea!
The Summer of Sleep program is dedicated to bringing awareness and treatment, to this under diagnosed and very serious health condition.
The mission of this program is to improve employee health, performance, and quality of life by the identification and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
We will accomplish this through the achievement of the following goals and objectives:
- To Educate – through a coordinated awareness program;
- To Identify – through screening;
- To Diagnose – through primary care medicine & sleep specialist;
- To Treat – those patients who are diagnosed with sleep apnea; and
- To Report – data and results of the summer program.