Apnea Support Groups: They Relate to Your Concerns
Sleep apnea may be a serious
condition, but it can also be an embarrassing one. The snoring and
constant struggle with sleep can begin to affect not only you, but
those around you. Spouses and partners end up sleeping in other
rooms or on couches just to get away from the noise, and this can
put a strain in your relationship. Plus, sufferers also experience
irritability from lack of sleep and discomfort leading to arguments.
The good news is sufferers don’t have to go this alone thanks
to sleep apnea support groups.
Sleep apnea support groups can be found nationwide, and are available
to talk to anyone who needs to be heard or needs advice. One of
the most well known of the sleep apnea support groups is the one
formed by the American Sleep Apnea Association: A.W.A.K.E., which
stands for Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic. Hundreds of A.W.A.K.E.
sleep apnea support groups can be found in Florida, New York, Washington,
California and all over the United States. Most of these sleep apnea
support groups meet monthly and some even have websites. These sleep
apnea support groups usually have guest speakers at their meetings,
provide advice about various sleep apnea therapy techniques and
also help members with weight loss issues that can worsen sleep
Other sleep apnea support groups can also be found online:
–this site serves as a forum for all sleep apnea sufferers
and their loved ones. The site has advice on all things sleep
apnea, and even has some Spanish posts.
If you have just been diagnosed, or you
feel your friends and family don’t understand your concerns
and frustrations, sleep apnea support groups are a great solution.
Others going through your same situation are a click or meeting