The AWAKEtogether objective is to mobilize our community members to share their experiences and make their successes, challenges, and needs known. Our focus remains both on interdisciplinary care and on patients’ stories. Interdisciplinary care is important for easier and faster diagnosis, more treatment options, and better life outcomes. Patient stories capture Real World Evidence on the hurdles and triumphs to truly achieve a better night sleep resulting in improved daytime functions and mood.
Last year was a reflective time at the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA). As the world braced for a new way of life during the pandemic, ASAA adjusted its course and identified the 8 Unmet Needs of Sleep Apnea Patients. Bringing together 2 years of surveys and patient feedback, we identified this roadmap that clearly states the most pressing needs of our community.