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Brain Awareness

By Eugena Brooks Brain Awareness Week is March 16-20 this year. The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) is doing its part to get the word

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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!

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“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.

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Sleeptember may be over, but the search for a cure for sleep apnea continues

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.

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Disaster relief and sleep health: Share your experiences, tell us how we can help

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.

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