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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Those with COPD struggle to maintain a healthy balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in their bloodstream during the day. If they also have OSA, this sleep breathing disorder kicks in as soon as they fall asleep, leading to further stresses to their blood chemistry. While the rest of us rely on that nighttime period of consolidated sleep to maintain health and well being, and to recover from the stresses placed on our
systems by chronic illness, those with Overlap Syndrome never catch a break. This explains the term “overlap syndrome.” It’s a way to reference the never-ending challenges of breathing for those suffering from both COPD and OSA.