The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) seeks to reduce death or disability resulting from apnea through public health education , financial support for basic medical research, and The ASAA A.W.A.K.E. Network, patient self-help groups which meet regularly in communities throughout the United States. ASAA publishes "WAKE-UP CALL, The Wellness Letter for Snoring and Apnea" every two months, and has patient education videos available.
You can become an ASAA member, or subscribe to *WAKE-UP CALL*, by contacting:The American Sleep Apnea Association 2025 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 905 Washington, DC 20006 Phone: 202-293-3650 Fax: 202-293-3656
I have found The National Sleep Foundation to be a very valuable source of information. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and if they don't know the answer, they can usually at least point you in the right direction.
Located in Washington, DC. (On DuPont Circle)
1367 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
202 785 2300
American Sleep Disorders Association
1610 14th Street, NW, Suite 300
An excellent Canadian resource, particularly for persons recently diagnosed with any sleep disorder. A strong chapter network is developing, and excellent printed material is available. There is a quarterly newsletter, "Good Night Good Day". Leadership and advisory roles are filled by respected medical professionals in specialty of sleep disorders.Sleep/Wake Disorders Canada 3080 Yonge St, Suite 5055, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2A4 Tel: 613-483-9654 FAX: 613-483-7081
A.W.A.K.E. (Alert Well And Keeping E nergetic)
A.W.A.K.E. NEW YORK is a local support group designed to help people with sleep apnea. Our goal is to educate patients, physicians, and the general public on diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea.
Members include patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, their family and friends.
The group meets about five times a year, and provides an environment for social contact to ease the isolation brought on by sleep apnea and its treatment.
A.W.A.K.E. New York gives you an opportunity to share your concerns with people who have similar experiences and special expertise.
Meetings include lectures to educate members on topics related to sleep apnea and general health concerns. We encourage everyone to provide ideas for topics.
Members receive support from family, friends, technologists, physicians and home care specialists.
Meetings are held at: Bellevue Hospital Center First Ave at 27th St. For more information on A.W.A.K.E. New York, you can contact the following: Marlene Greene firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Arthur Weiss firstname.lastname@example.org Write to: A.W.A.K.E. New York NYU\Bellevue Hospital Sleep Disorders Center 1st Ave & 27th Street New York, NY 10016 Attention: Norah Peduzzi
A.W.A.K.E. New York is affiliated with The American Sleep Apnea Association
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