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A cure for sleep apnea begins with awareness. Parents and caregivers who are educated about the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea in children can do a lot to eliminate the condition before it becomes a lifelong problem.
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.
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!
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.
This national conference provides thousands of respiratory therapists with access to the most current evidence-based research in pulmonary health, as well as professional tips and techniques for maintaining best practices, and a preview of all that’s new in the industry.
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.