“As someone who suffers from chronic migraines, my doctor referred me to La Clef du Sommeil for an assessment. I was greeted with kindness and courtesy. The technicians (respiratory therapists) made me feel understood and I felt I could trust them. Their patience was one of a kind. Despite my difficulties getting used to wearing the mask, I was always greeted with a smile as their only concern was my well-being and comfort. Since then I have nearly stopped taking Triptan and all in all, it has been a success.
I recommend La Clef du Sommeil to anyone who has problems with their sleep.”
“After being diagnosed by my doctor with sleep apnea, I was referred to your clinic. I was pleasantly surprised on my first visit, the time spent with me, the clinic’s professionalism and willingness to help me achieve a better quality of life.
I was more or less aware of the symptoms, but your questions repealed that I had a major issue and that my quality of life had suffered greatly in recent years.
I now use a device. At first it was difficult, which is totally normal, but now after three months of use both I and my partner are starting to see the benefits. I don’t have to put a lot of effort into follow-up, as the memory card on my device allows Évelyne to do the talking. Surprisingly…
I want to stress that now that I know about it, I have no shame in talking about it: I sleep well and so does my environment. If you ever encounter sceptical patients, feel free to give them my contact details, it would be my pleasure to talk to them in the same way that I heard from other people. Thank you!”
“I have always been called a loud snorer, but after the age of fifty, my snoring has come to the point where by wife has to sleep in a different room.
More recently, I have been experiencing acute symptoms like chronic fatigue (I wake up in the morning without feeling rested), the need to take afternoon naps, dip in alertness while driving and even problems with my memory.
After discussing it with my GP, I underwent heart, lung and sleep apnea tests in a hospital setting.
I was finally diagnosed with severe sleep apnea. To get the right treatment, I first saw a pulmonologist which revealed to me the bottleneck in Quebec’s healthcare system.
After six months of trying my patience on a waiting list, my doctor suggested that I seek out a private clinic, which is how I ended up at Clef du Sommeil.
Surprisingly I was given an appointment the following week (May 2010). I immediately felt very comfortable with the team at the clinic and decided to retake the apnea test in their on-site laboratory to validate the results of the first test.
This new test confirmed my diagnosis of severe apnea and I was able to quickly obtain the CPAP needed for my condition. The more accurate results of the second test allowed the team to set the CPAP according to my specific needs.
I received the device in early July. I have to admit that it took me a while to get used to the idea of sleeping connected to a device. The first nights were a bit of a challenge; I couldn’t tolerate being connected to the machine for more than an hour or two. Getting used to it happened gradually over a period of 6 to 8 weeks before I felt completely at ease and could sleep comfortably.
Once I got used to it, I quickly felt the steady improvement in my condition. The feeling of chronic fatigue was gone after three or four months. I no longer need to take naps and I am no longer a danger behind the wheel. I’ve also seen improvements in my memory.
In a nutshell, I can attest to the quality of services at Clef du Sommeil and of the tangible results that I have seen in the improvement of my physical condition and my quality of life since using CPAP device.
I would like to thank Évelyne and her entire team for their care they gave me and the quality of their services.”
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