The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) AWAKE Program has been helping sleep apnea patients stay AWAKE – “Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic” – for more than 30 years. Our AWAKE groups provide patients with peer-to-peer learning and support on many aspects of sleep apnea, including use of positive airway pressure (PAP) machines (CPAP, Auto PAP, Bilevel PAP).
Peer Mentors is the next step towards virtual, one-on-one support for PAP use, providing new or struggling PAP users with experienced mentors to help them overcome any PAP hurdle they are facing.
After reviewing the manual and completing online training modules, a Mentor will periodically receive phone calls from patients needing telephone support to help with their PAP issues. Patients often need assistance with:
- How to overcome the hurdles of PAP therapy
- Tips for improving therapy with their machine and mask
- How to navigate their treatment pathway with their Equipment Provider/Doctor
Mentors also provide:
- A POSITIVE and COMPASSIONATE role model for Community members in need
- First-hand experience to help patients succeed and achieve better life outcomes
After a quick interview and some video training, you will be ready to help other sleep apnea patients! Additionally, the first 2,000 Peer Mentors who complete and pass the required training and interview will receive a $50 gift card* as a thank you for your commitment.
Steps to become a Peer Mentor
- Sign up above to join our Community and answer a few eligibility questions
- Participate in a quick 20-minute interview with an AWAKE Support Team Member
- Complete 2 hours of video training
- Start receiving calls from our Community!
And if you have a Mentor to refer, send them our way!
There are 3 requirements to be able to go through the peer mentor training program:
- You must have joined the sleepapnea.org community. If you not have done so yet, join below now! This helps us both verify your identity and will help us help you for your continued sleep apnea support and education needs.
- You have been diagnosed with sleep apnea at least a year ago and have been consistently using a PAP machine to treat your sleep apnea (CPAP, Auto PAP, Bilevel PAP); and
- You can provide proof of using your PAP machine for a minimum of 4 hours per night for at least one (1) year; (we’ll help you on providing us that information)