Tag: awake patient support network
The A.W.AK.E. community of sleep health support groups initially started in response to the needs of sleep apnea patients who needed help with their PAP therapy, but these local meetings have since expanded to focus on and serve the needs of people with all sleep disorders, not just sleep apnea.
Let us help you slay your sleep gremlins! Our Sleep Health forum, live A.W.AK.E. support groups and new Facebook A.W.A.K.E. Sleep Health Support group can provide you with the tools you need to conquer your worst nightmares.
Our sleep community continues to expand! We now offer our new A.W.A.K.E. Facebook group, a monthly newsletter,
an updated sleep health app and research program (details forthcoming!), and a new webinar series.
We hope you will become part of our community! The admins and moderators for the A.W.A.K.E. group look forward to friendly chatter and information sharing at the group. Working together to help each other find support, solutions, and smart tips for the best sleep ever is what this group is all about.
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.
Efforts to research a cure for sleep apnea are ongoing at every level. The challenges include developmental better diagnostic strategies, improving the identification of biomarkers showing higher risk for sleep apnea, and much more research on pediatric sleep apnea to understand why it happens and how we can catch it early and reverse the processes that turn it into a chronic condition.
We are here to help. Our CPAP Assistance Program has been mobilized to provide evacuees with much-needed PAP machines and supplies lost to the hurricanes.
We are also here to offer support through our A.W.A.K.E. groups for those who are struggling with other sleep-related problems, such as post-traumatic stress, aggravated health conditions like pulmonary hypertension (which disrupts sleep), and “painsomnia” caused by injuries sustained while fighting or fleeing Mother Nature in some form or another.
Most parents likely agree… a seamless transition from summer break to the fall school schedule can only happen when sleep is made a top priority.
Make no mistake: CPAP struggles are for real!