Do I have Sleep Apnea?

Are you, or someone you love, among the 22 million Americans suffering from lack of restorative sleep? Typical symptoms of sleep apnea include heavy snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness or fatigue, difficulty with concentration or memory, and waking during the night feeling short of breath. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to serious health consequences, but with treatment many people see dramatic improvements to their quality of life.


Falling asleep at 10,000 ft.

I was a naval aviator. I was so tired I’d be falling sleep while flying the airplane.I was in a meeting with a four-star admiral and chief of naval operations and I fell asleep and snored.




Finding a cool way to fight sleep apnea

I was diagnosed with sleep apnea in high school. I didn’t want to take a CPAP machine to college, ’cause that’s not cool.

I had surgery to reshape the jaw.




An athlete learning to adapt to sleep apnea

I was a decathlete at school, I was a national champion tri-athlete, I played collegiate soccer.  Sleep apnea can affect anyone, whether you’re physically fit or not.



Where can I get help?

You are not alone with sleep apnea. Let us show you how treating sleep apnea changes lives, including yours  or a loved one’s. Join our Forum, or one of our local AWAKE groups. Get digital with Facebook, Twitter and our SleepHealth mobile app. If you’ve been diagnosed and need a CPAP machine and can’t afford one, we can help.


Sleep apnea can happen to kids too

I have a CPAP machine, just like my Dad. I even take it to summer camp so I can get good sleep. 





I didn’t think I fit the profile

I thought, I can’t have sleep apnea: I’m 40, I’m a woman, I’m a healthy weight – sleep apnea is something that occurs to older, heavyset men.

I was so ingrained in the idea that I didn’t fit the profile.



One cause for many symptoms

I was dealing with chronic pain, extreme fatigue and sleepiness, memory and concentration problems, frequent illness, and heavy snoring. I didn’t know they could have a common root cause.


Join us, make a difference!

Most of those affected by sleep apnea do not even know treatment is at hand. We’re patients and experts who are united in education, research and finding solutions to better cope with the effects of sleep apnea. Join us by subscribing to our newsletter, volunteering or donating to


“No one was listening!”

I was told: “you have to use the machine at least six hours per night or we will take it away.” No one was responsive to my problem.





Asleep at 60 mph.

I fell asleep on a winding road in Maine going 60 mph . . . the next thing ‘bang!’,

I hit a mini-van coming around the curve.




San Juanita

“El sueño es la vida: sleep is life”

I am an attorney by profession, and I was falling asleep while interviewing my clients.




AWAKE Local Groups Directory

Auburn A.W.A.K.E

ContactParker Aspinwall
AddressP.O. Box 3369
Auburn, Alabama 36831
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Molar Bear Family Dental

Address360 Stonebrook Pkwy, #110
Frisco, Texas 75036
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Mid Michigan A.W.A.K.E. Group

ContactZachary Freeman
Address640 S Trumbull
Bay City, Michigan 48602
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Brevard AWAKE

ContactLinda Moore
Address8745 N Wickham Road
Melbourne, Florida 32940
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Billings Montana A.W.A.K.E

ContactAmanda Abrams
Address3011 Reimers Park Dr
Billings, Montana 59102
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A.W.A.K.E. of Western PA

ContactCarla Conrad
Address201 Smith Drive Suite E
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania 16066
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ContactMartine Eon
Address930 Congress St
Portland, Maine 04102
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North Central Washington A.W.A.K.E.

ContactJosh Aldridge, RPSGT
United States
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Escondido A.W.A.K.E

ContactViviana Helmer
Address2659 Cita Avenue
Escondido, California 92029
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Address68089 NORTH BAY RD
NORTH BEND, Oregon 97459
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ContactKaren Alexander
Address5306 Fernpark Avenue
Gwynn Oak, Maryland 21207
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Piedmont Newnan A.W.A.K.E.

ContactJennifer Morrow RRT, RPSGT
Address20 Francis Way Ste. 150
Sharpsburg, GA 30277
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MaineGeneral A.W.A.K.E

ContactSteven Finch
Address35 medical center parkway
Augusta, Maine 04330
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ContactDanish Nadeem
Address1650 Sycamore Avenue suite 45
Bohemia, New York 11716
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Greater Dayton A.W.A.K.E.

ContactJody Dickens
AddressDayton, OH
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A.W.A.K.E. on the South Shore

ContactMeg Colligan REEGT, RPSGT, CEKGT
AddressSouth Shore Hospital 55 Fogg Road
South Weymouth, MA 02190
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Saint Francis Sleep Disorders Center A.W.A.K.E.

ContactGeri Beussink
Address211 Saint Francis Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
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AWAKE West Los Angeles

ContactDian olah
Address9615 Brighton Way, Suite 222
Beverly Hills, California 90210
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North Dallas A.W.A.K.E

ContactYuTing Wang
Address360 Stonebrook Pkwy, #110
Frisco, Texas 75036
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Lowell General Hospital AWAKE

ContactPam Gordon
Address1 Hospital Dr
Lowell, Massachusetts 01852
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Sanford A.W.A.K.E.

ContactKelly Rixen
Address300 N. Seventh Street
Bismarck, ND 58501
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DeSoto, Duncanville Cedar Hill, and Grand Prairie A.W.A.K.E.

ContactKim Mihelich FNP-BC
Address1001 Robbie Mince Way
DeSoto, TX 75115
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Cayuga Sleep Disorder Center

ContactElizabeth Bilinski
Address101 Dates Drive
Ithaca, New York 14850
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Memorial Health System A.W.A.K.E

ContactRaphael Perez
Address401 Matthew Street
Marietta, Ohio 45750
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A.W.A.K.E. Greater Houston

ContactJerald H. Simmons, MD
Address2201 West Holcombe Blvd Ste 325A
Houston, TX 77030
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Fox Valley A.W.A.K.E.

ContactMary Lapp
Address3000 E College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54915
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Puget Sound Sleepers A.W.A.K.E.

ContactSusan M. Moore
AddressSt. Joseph Hospital 2901 Squalicum Parkway
Bellingham, WA 98225
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Northwest Ohio A.W.A.K.E.

ContactGeorge Wolf
Address217 N. Jefferson Street
Van Wert, OH 45891
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Crossroads A.W.A.K.E. Group

ContactKevin Pfister
AddressVictoria, TX
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Regions Hospital A.W.A.K.E.

ContactFatima Hodzic-Imamovic
AddressMaplewood, MN
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Cullman A.W.A.K.E

ContactCindy Goff, BS RRT
Address1912 Al Hwy 157
Cullman, AL 35056
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Spokane A.W.A.K.E.

ContactLiana Groza
Address504 W 24th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99203
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SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital

ContactJames Davis
Address400 N Pleasant
Centralia, Illinois 62801
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A.W.A.K.E. in St. Louis

ContactPamela Dickey
Address232 S. Woodmill Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
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A.W.A.K.E. Jersey Shore at Bacharach

ContactMary Adekunle
Address54 W. Jimmie Leeds Road
Pomona, NJ 08240
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ContactSuzanne Truman Callis
Address8300 Constitution Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
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A.W.A.K.E. of Central Illinois

ContactRodney Wildman RPSGT
Address1000 Healthcenter Drive PO Box 372
Mattoon, IL 61938
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Southern Maryland A.W.A.K.E.

ContactLaura Troxell, RRT
Address1130 Scenic Way
St. Leonard, MD 20685
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Hawaii Niolopua A.W.A.K.E.

ContactRichard Suvanarat
Address932 Ward Avenue, Ste 450
Honolulu, HI 96814
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Southlake County A.W.A.K.E.

ContactMichelle Hebert
Address521 E 86th Ave Suite G
Merrillville, IN 46410
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A.W.A.K.E. at Houston Healthcare

ContactAnn Coifed, RRT, BSHSA
Address1601 Watson Blvd
Warner Robins, GA 31099
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Agnesian Healthcare A.W.A.K.E.

ContactDanielle Reysen
Address430 E. Division Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
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North/Central New Jersey A.W.A.K.E.

ContactAlicyn Link RPSGT
Address95 Mount Kemble Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07962
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Medical Marketplace

ContactChristy Janousek
AddressStaples, MN 56479
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Clinical Ctr for Slp & Breathing Disorders- UT Southwestern

ContactJulie Hagan
Address5939 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390
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Bonita Avenue A.W.A.K.E. Group

ContactDonna Ashmore
Address626 Santa Paula Ct
San Dimas, CA 91773
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Carroll Hospital Center A.W.A.K.E. Network

ContactSandra Silverman
Address200 Memorial Avenue
Westminster, MD 21157
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University of Virginia A.W.A.K.E. Group

ContactLori Borish
Address1222 Jefferson Park Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22908
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Monterey CA A.W.A.K.E.

ContactJesus Cazares
Address2101 Del Monte Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940
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ContactSusan Ferguson
AddressOur Lady Bellefonte Hospital 1000 St. Christopher Dr
Ashland, KY 41101
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Banner Health A.W.A.K.E.

ContactCyrus Guevarra
Address15216 S. 18th Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85045
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Manhattan A.W.A.K.E.

ContactRuth Marsiliani
AddressDr. David Binder 551 5th Avenue, Suite 1114
New York,, NY 10176
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ContactConnie Daniel
Address2124 14th Street
Meridian, MS 39301
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Parrish A.W.A.K.E.

ContactKristina Weaver
Address5005 Port St. John Pkwy
Cocoa, FL 32927
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Evanston A.W.A.K.E.

ContactCindy Nierodzik RN, BSN, MSIR
Address2650 Ridage Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
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Loyola A.W.A.K.E.

ContactNoreen Durkin
Address6800 N. Frontage Rd
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
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Clarion Hospital's A.W.A.K.E. Group

ContactPamela Shattenberg RPSGT, RST, CRTT
AddressClarion Hospital One Hospital Drive
Clarion, PA 16214
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West Metro A.W.A.K.E.

ContactColleen Bazzani
AddressSleep Disorders Center 6500 Excelsior Bl
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
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Tampa FL A.W.A.K.E.

ContactRobby Beauchamp RRT, RPSGT
Address2 Columbia Dr
Tampa, FL 33606
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It’s time to get a better night’s sleep.