Health Issue: Sleep Apnea
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The AWAKE support group program
Q: What is A.W.A.K.E.?
The ASAA organizes a network of support groups known as A.W.A.K.E. (Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic), composed of hundreds of mutual-help support groups in nearly all 50 states for people affected by sleep apnea.
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The ASAA A.W.A.K.E. Network is composed of hundreds of mutual-help support groups in nearly all 50 states for people affected by sleep apnea. The Network, founded in 1988, is an integral part of the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) and since 1990, the two have been partners in assisting patients, their families, and the healthcare community concerned with sleep apnea. Committed to the belief that the ASAA A.W.A.K.E. Network must be patient-centered, local A.W.A.K.E. members plan and implement each group's activities so that they meet the needs of each individual group. Meetings, led by the A.W.A.K.E. coordinator, are held regularly and guest speakers are often invited to address the group. Topics may include advice on complying with CPAP therapy, legal issues affecting those with sleep apnea, weight loss, and new research findings.