Testimonials

What our PATIENTS and Colleagues say

CSHP Patient

On experience at the clinic

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My life wouldn't be the same without you. I have already recommended your services to many people, I tell them all the same thing "it changed my life"

CSHP Patient

On experience at the clinic

I felt that I was truly working with experts in the field that aimed to deeply understand my issue instead of defaulting to a solution right away. Dr. Askin took the time to learn about my entire sleep history and possible sources of my issues, before he developed a comprehensive program for me

CSHP Patient

On experience at the clinic

The personnel I spoke with were incredibly knowledgeable and experienced in this area. I knew they were very familiar with my circumstances, and correctly identified habits and personality issues that affected my sleep and previous failed attempts to deal with my problems myself. I felt I was not alone.

CSHP Patient

On overnight sleep study experience

The overnight sleep lab was so great as I was diagnosed immediately and from Dr. Samuels right through the staff I always felt like I was in a caring and supportive environment.

CSHP Patient

On experience at the clinic

This is an excellent resource for people who need help with a wide range of sleep problems. I felt respected and heard and my knowledge of my body and needs was incorporated into my treatment. Knowledgeable staff who help me find solutions that worked. The fact that it is covered by Alberta Health is the cherry on top!

CSHP Patient

On experience at the clinic

The staff are absolutely amazing

Parent of Pediatric CSHP Patient

On experience with child's overnight sleep study

Jen was awesome. I would recommend booking children with her. She made my daughter feel comfortable in a scary situation. It was a very relaxed atmosphere and we were given lots of time to get comfortable when we arrived.

CSHP Patient

On experience at the clinic

I appreciated the empathy and willingness to have a conversation about the problem and did not feel rushed.

CSHP Patient

When asked what they would tell a friend about CSHP

They will change your life.

CSHP Patient

On experience at the clinic

The recommendations by Dr Charest worked.

CSHP Patient

On experience at the clinic

Jen was wonderful, she was well informed, great at explaining to a kid what to expect. She is a great asset to to have.

CSHP Patient

On experience at the clinic

They are very professional, knowledgeable and will help you feel confident in their expertise. Explaining every step, the probes, and what they are reading.

CSHP Patient

On overnight sleep study experience

That the staff truly cared about my issues. I was treated kindly and with respect. The lab was very clean and the setup was comfortable and welcoming.

CSHP Patient

On experience at the clinic

It is very thorough and informative, staff are outstanding.

CSHP Patient

On overnight sleep study experience

Comfortable bed and very attentive and helpful staff. Easy to talk to.

CSHP Patient

On overnight sleep study experience

I found Jen to be very thorough and personable when explaining the process and the stay was much more comfortable than expected.

CSHP Patient

On experience at the clinic

I found the most useful part of the clinic was that the doctor took the time to truly understand my issue and figure out the root cause.

CSHP Patient

When asked what they would tell a friend about CSHP

If you are considering taking the steps to learn more about your sleep, Th Centre for Sleep and Human Performance takes a well-rounded approach to your care. The staff are friendly and informative and the environment is clean and comfortable.

CSHP Patient

When asked what they would tell a friend about CSHP

If you are having trouble sleeping or your quality of sleep is terrible you need to get to this clinic. They can help you. Very professional staff. Fantastic team. 

CSHP Patient

On overnight sleep study experience

Coming into this experience, I was nervous and worried I wouldn’t fall asleep. Tech did a great job explaining everything and making me feel at home. Room was comfortable and the tech made sure the temperature was appropriate. I enjoyed the study.

CSHP Patient

On experience at the clinic and overnight sleep study

The entire process of getting diagnosed with sleep apnea and moving forward with treatment was so smooth and Dr. Samuels has been so informative on all the options and outcomes. I’m so thankful I found out about the Centre for Sleep. It’s a surprisingly comfortable environment for a lab. The technician was very professional and you still manage to sleep well despite the many wires on you!

CSHP Patient

On overnight sleep study experience

The technician Priscilla was extremely friendly and professional. She explained everything she was doing really well!

CSHP Patient

When asked what they would tell a friend about CSHP

Very cordial staff. Each of the individuals on the team converses with interest, empathy and offers beneficial recommendations that have enhanced [my] health.

CSHP Patient

On experience at the clinic

Everyone is extremely professional and knowledgeable. I feel comfortable discussing my problems and tackling them with the support of the staff. I’m learning more about sleep and how it affects my life.

CSHP Patient

When asked what they would tell a friend about CSHP

“I am telling you with 100% accuracy that Centre for Sleep are serious about helping their clients to achieve the health benefits of a good night of sleep. They are thorough and understanding, so just make the appointment.”

CSHP Patient

On experience at the clinic

I found Dr. Cohen to be very thorough and knowledgeable. I found both his consultation and plan for a sleep study to be reassuring. I feel that I am receiving excellent care.

CSHP Patient

On experience at the clinic

Thorough and compassionate assessment. Advice including:

  • Adhere to a regular sleep schedule: attempt to go to bed/sleep and wake at consistent times.
  • Use of a simple sinus rinse to address choking sensation. Willingness to look at other causal factors other than Sleep Apnea.
  • Regular attention to diet and exercise.

CSHP Patient

On overnight sleep study experience

Excellent service, comfortable beds, great experience.

CSHP Patient

When asked what they would tell a friend about CSHP

Absolutely come here. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly, they answer all your questions, and address all other concerns.

CSHP Patient

When asked what they would tell a friend about CSHP

This clinic is a no brainer and has the ability to change your life.

CSHP Patient

On overnight sleep study experience

The staff was extremely friendly and made me feel very comfortable staying for the night!

CSHP Patient

On experience at the clinic

Dr. Cooke was amazing. A critical part of me managing my insomnia. I can sleep through the night for the first time in 11 years. 

CSHP Patient

On experience at the clinic

Very informative and friendly

CSHP Patient

On experience at the clinic

Both Dr. Askin and Dr. Cooke provide me with very useful and effective behavioural ways to improve my sleep performance without the use of pharmaceuticals.

Nathan Gafuik

Senior Canadian Gymnast

Working with the Center for Sleep and Human Performance has been great for me as a Senior National Team athlete. I did not realize the importance of having a proper sleep plan. However, since I began following a sleep plan I could see an immediate improvement in my training and recovery. I have gained valuable knowledge and I have become very aware about how a structured sleep schedule is most beneficial to my training and recovery. It is also very beneficial that Dr. Samuels understands my unique needs as a high performance athlete. My needs are a little different and he addresses them and understands how to best formulate a plan to deal with my intensive training and travel schedule as well. Being involved with the center has been very important and a helpful improvement for my career.

Bryan Vila, Ph.D.

Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, PI Sleep & Performance Research Center, Washington State University - Spokane

[Dr. Samuels'] collaboration with the Calgary Police Service is the best example in the world for the many police agencies that are struggling with shift work, scheduling and officer health and safety issues. This is the first time that anyone has attempted to measure the impact of the tough hours police work on their performance by taking the rigor of laboratory methods into the field. Dr. Samuels and CPS are pioneering best practices for police officers across Canada and worldwide.

Matt Jordan, MSc

Master of Science Exercise Physiology, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Professional Trainer Canadian Sports Centre Calgary

As a consultant to many athletes ranging from development level to elite and professional one of the biggest hurdles is ensuring adequate recovery from training. Sleep is critical in the recovery process as this is the body's primary opportunity to repair and recover. However, many athletes are chronically sleep deprived or have issues with obtaining quality restorative sleep. I see this occurring on a regular basis from teenage athletes who aren't sleeping enough to elite athletes whose sleep patterns may be disrupted due to jet lag or training stress. Dealing with an athlete's sleep requires a professional who is trained not only in the physiology of sleep but who also understands the nuances of elite human performance. When it comes to sleep for high performance athletes, Dr. Samuels at the Centre for Sleep and Human Performance is the best I have seen. With his help several of my athletes have experienced huge improvements in performance, health and general well being. I would strongly recommend Dr. Samuels to any coach or athlete who is looking for ways to improve recovery and get more out of training.

CSHP patient

On sleep lab experience with Polysomnographic Technologist Delan Sharpe

This is the strangest thing I've ever had to do, but since I already feel better, I can't complain.

CSHP patient

On CBTI with Dr. Rasmussen

Thank you so much. Being able to actually sleep again has given me my life back after years of suffering. Thank you.

CSHP patient

On what we did well RE: CBTI with Dr. Rasmussen

Talking through my issues and discussing how they were impacting me. Teaching me about better sleep hygiene, sleep windows and relaxation techniques.

CSHP patient

On CBTI with Dr. Rasmussen

I'm so thankful that I came here - getting help with my insomnia has changed so much for me - much appreciated!

CSHP patient

On what we did well RE: CBTI with Dr. Rasmussen

Empowering. Tools given to understand why sleep disruption was happening. Non-judgemental.

CSHP patient

on CBTI with Dr. Rasmussen

Great experience. Open to come back if need be or situation changes.

CSHP patient

On experience with sleep physician Dr. Cohen

Excellent service and care. Consultations very informative and were organized.

CSHP patient

On what we did well RE: CBTI with Dr. Rasmussen

Excellent at working with a person as they are and making small, manageable, incremental changes. Very knowledgeable.

CSHP patient

On what we did well RE: 4 appointments with sleep physician Dr. Samuels & 2 overnight sleep studies

Explained all of my options at each step.

CSHP patient

On what we did well RE: CBTI with Dr. Rasmussen

The human to human aspect - sitting and talking, making it more personal. Feels more human, less statistical.

CSHP patient

On what we did well RE: CBTI with Dr. Rasmussen

Approach used was effective. Assisted me in recognizing contributing factors from childhood that were causing issues with my sleep, work & family.

CSHP patient

On what we did well RE: CBTI with Dr. Rasmussen

She was able to find what worked best for me and apply those techniques to me. Strategies shared, advice, assisting in creating a plan.

CSHP Patient

7 year old patient who had a Level 1 polysomnogram (sleep study)

From his mom: "It was a great experience for a 7 year old kid that came in nervous. They made him quickly at ease and comfortable.  He's leaving here saying he wants to do it again!

Don't just dream of a better sleep. Actually have one.

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