Support Groups Help You Deal with Sleep Apnea
Through interactions with others who share this diagnosis, people with sleep apnea and their families can provide peer support and can suggest coping mechanisms to each other so that the sense of isolation common to sleep apnea patients may be alleviated.
Once an individual is correctly diagnosed and undergoing treatment, it is important that they have support and encouragement to continue on their treatment plan. The national organizations listed below can provide additional information on specific sleep disorders, membership, local groups, and finding/starting a support group in your area.
Local Support Groups:
The American Sleep Apnea Association's (ASAA) A.W.A.K.E. Network page provide you with a searchable list of A.W.A.K.E groups in the United States and Canada.
Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation
The Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation has a searchable list of RLS support groups in the United States and Canada.
Online Support Groups:
Sleep Apnea Community Forum
Benefit from the knowledge provided by other community members and our Sleep Apnea specialists.
Sleep Apnea forums hosted by the American Sleep Apnea Association.
One of the first forums for Sleep Apnea suffers, view current or archived forum topics.
Talk About Sleep - Sleep Apnea & Snoring Forum
Learn more about Sleep Apnea and Snoring on this helpful forum.