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Better breathing means better living. At RTS, this is more than just a motto, it is a reality. For sleep apnea sufferers, having difficulty breathing impedes their capacity for full and active lives.

Meet Paul Sweeney, local taxi cab driver living with sleep apnea. He considers the staff at RTS, “life savers”. Paul explains, “It was impossible for me to sleep on my back as my airways were constantly blocked.” He continues, “I would wake up choking, gasping for breath… the fact that you never thought you’d start breathing again was horrifying!”

Paul saw his doctor, who referred him to a respirologist, and that’s when he discovered RTS. Sleep studies confirmed that Paul had Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Paul explains, “During the sleep study, I was told that I stopped breathing about thirty times in just one hour.” As a result of the obstructed breathing, Paul’s energy levels were depleted. “When you work fifty or sixty hours a week to earn a living driving a cab, it‘s very dangerous when you’re feeling tired all the time.” Paul continues, “Sometimes I’d have to take a half an hour nap in the back of my cab just to get through the night.”

RTS provided the equipment and counselling to solve his sleep apnea. “I’ve developed a tremendous relationship with RTS, especially Wanda; she’s a great person and a very effective Respiratory Therapist.” Paul continues, “One time, on a Saturday, my CPAP mask developed a leak and I was able to get a replacement mask the same day. I cannot say enough about the exceptional level of service at RTS”

How have things changed for Paul? He says, “I’m sleeping well, I have much more energy during the day, and working up to sixty hours a week is a lot more comfortable.”

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