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SLEEPtember Events 2020


Sleepapnea.org is connecting the dots between sleep and your quality of life; #SLEEPtember2020 is a month-long campaign established to:

  • show the connections between OSA and other comorbid health conditions
  • raise awareness of the public health impact of sleep disorders
  • highlight the necessity of patient-designed research

Sleep Apnea and High Blood Pressure

Learn why 45% of survey respondents reported having apnea and hypertension.

Robert J Thomas, MD will discuss hypertension, its relationship to apnea and cardiac health.  Joined by apnea patients Ernestine Key and Marc Ostrick.

Sept 1st at 3pm EST

Sleep Apnea and Reflux/GERD

Did you know that GERD/reflux occurs in 30% of apnea patients?


Shelley Berson MD, FACS will provide details on GERD/reflux and why some apnea patients have both. Patient, Justine Amdur, will join.

Sept 8th at 3pm EST

Sleep Apnea and Brain Function

Up to 80% of treated apnea patients still report issues with fatigue, daytime function and excessive sleepiness.

Michael Grandner, PhD, MTR, and patient panelists, Erin Taylor, and Peter and Jeanne Stein, will talk about apnea and its effect on brain and daytime function.

Sept 15th at 3pm EST

Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

20% of survey respondents reported having co-occurring diabetes and sleep apnea.

Lisa Graham RN, CDCES, will address the co-occurring connection between diabetes and sleep apnea. Patient, Theresa Shumard will join.

Sept 22nd at 3pm EST

Slide Sleep apnea is a dangerous condition. Learning about it is the very first step in your recovery. Tired of being tired? Slide You're not alone! We are the community of patients and experts who'll help conquer your sleep! Slide Join us. If you or a loved one suffer from sleep apnea, now is the time to take action.

Do I have sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious condition affecting more than 22 million Americans who suffer from lack of restorative sleep. Typical symptoms include heavy snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness or fatigue, difficulty with concentration or memory, among many others. Untreated, sleep apnea can lead to serious health consequences.

Know Your Risk Level

Symptoms of sleep apnea are easy to recognize, yet ,most people who suffer from it are not aware of their condition.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Watch the videos below and subscribe to our YouTube channel and listen to AWAKE: the Sleep Apnea podcast.

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 mask and can’t afford one, we can help.

Children and sleep apnea

Children with sleep apnea are more likely to have behavioral problems.

Join the community

Our AWAKE support groups are here to help you learn to cope with sleep apnea.

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 sleepapnea.org.

Listen to the Podcast

AWAKE: The Sleep Apnea Podcast covers sleep apnea diagnosis, treatment options and personal stories from patients and experts. Listen now!

Donate to sleepapnea.org

Your generous donations help us improve the lives of sleep apnea patients through education, services, peer-support, research, and advocacy.

It’s time to get a better night’s sleep.