Did you know… about shift work disorder and cancer?

This entry in our “What about…?” comorbid conditions series discusses how shift work disorder has a defining influence on the development and progression of cancer. In order to understand how poor sleep influences shift work disorder and cancer, first you need to understand what sleep does for us at the cellular level, and how shift work leads to circadian disruption.

read more

Who won the AARC Congress 2017 drawing for a ResMed S+ sleep tracker?

Val Danielson hosted the American Sleep Apnea Association booth at the recent American Association of Respiratory Care Congress 2017 held in Indianapolis. Booth visitors had the opportunity to enter to win a ResMed S+ Sleep Tracker while they were there. A winner has been selected! We congratulate Sonia Gurrister of South Bend, Indiana for winning our drawing, and thank everyone who participated at the AARC Congress 2017 and visited the ASAA booth!

read more

“A.W.A.K.E. Angels” reconnect evacuated sleep apnea patients with their therapy

It takes a huge effort, relying on phone calls, texts, and social media, as well as the big hearts, spontaneous compassion, and the willingness of perfect strangers to unite for the common good, to make something like this happen. We thank each and every one of these AWAKE Angels for their part in this hurricane relief effort. We truly could not do any of this without their energy, vision, and support.

read more

Who’s Disney bound? Announcing the Sleeptember 2017 Bedhead challenge winner!

A winner has been chosen for the Sleeptember 2017 Bedhead Selfie portrait challenge. The one tagged with #ASAAbedhead and which grabbed the most likes in social media has won 4 (four) One-Day Park Hopper tickets for Disneyworld theme park! See the winning selfie here!

Congratulations again to xxxxx for the winning shot, and thank you to everyone who participated! We hope you grabbed a few more winks in the month of Sleeptember and the trend toward better sleep continues!

read more