AWAKEtogether Annual Summit 2020
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By Eugena Brooks, Patient Advocate The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) recently hosted the annual2020 AWAKEtogether Summit. Originally, it was planned to be held in Florida with online support for those that would not be able to attend. However, due to COVID-19 and the conditions surrounding it, the summit was live online and was of global...
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In Appreciation of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
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  By Eugena Brooks It’s April during a strange era where a virus has caused heartache by taking lives, but those of us with sleep apnea are blessed to have plenty to be grateful for this month! Many of us can truly celebrate CPAP Appreciation Day on Saturday the 18th. COVID-19 has also created a...
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ASAA Annual Report: Progress and Achievements for Patient Sleep Health
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By Eugena Brooks Appreciating the promise a brand-new year brings isn’t fully satisfying without understanding where someone or something has been. This month is a suitable time to look back over the past year’s events that transpired, accomplishments that were achieved, and the people with whom we’ve engaged. When you think about it, looking back…

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Healthy Weight Awareness
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January is National Healthy Weight Awareness Month—a perfect time to concentrate on going on a quest to undoing the “damage” that holiday eating may have done. Successful diet adjustments and exercise routines don’t develop overnight. It takes determination, understanding, planning and perseverance. Yes, you must really want to be healthy if you intend to be…

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In Honor and Thanks to Dr. Christian Guilleminault
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By: Eugena Brooks Up until the 1970s, there were no names for common sleep issues. No one had any idea such issues might actually lead to major life disruptions, serious medical problems and even fatalities. Christian Guilleminault, MD (often referred to as “Dr. CG”) changed that by dedicating his life work to discovering, diagnosing, and…

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AWAKETOGETHER Summit 2019
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By Eugena Brooks Hello Everyone! I hope you are doing well. I myself am once again super charged and basking in the empowerment of having experienced the second (I hope annual) AWAKETOGETHER Summit produced by the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA). The patient-focused meeting was held in San Francisco on 9/9/19 as part of the…

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Take the AWAKETOGETHER Survey — Your Experience Is Important!
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By Eugena Brooks In a busy world, there always seems to be too much to do. When you are fighting off daytime sleepiness from having sleep apnea, this particularly rings true. Having one more thing to do in your day — like taking yet another online survey — might seem like a good place to…

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Better Sleep in the Good Ole Summertime
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By Eugena Brooks I live in one of the five boroughs of New York City. Here we wait all winter long for the breaking of spring leading to the dog days of summer. It gives us the opportunity to break out shorts and sandals to head for the beaches and parks to enjoy the nice…

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The Struggle is Real
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By Eugena Brooks Happy May! Spring is here, and summer is coming. If you are like me, you should be energized by the improving weather and excited to get the summer activities started. Speaking of which brings me to the point of this blog being about the first official event that kicks off the summer…

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Knowledge Is Power: The AWAKETOGETHER Summit
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Knowledge Is Power: The AWAKETOGETHER Summit by Eugena Brooks We all are familiar with that phrase. We connect with it in many ways all the time. Our health should be no exception. The sleepapnea.org American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) AWAKE Initiative last year brought much to the table in those terms. There was a survey…

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