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The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) is connecting the dots between sleep and general well-being

#Sleeptember2018 is a month-long campaign ASAA has established with the help of our partners to:

  •  raise awareness of the public health impact of sleep disorders
  •  raise awareness of the necessity of patient-centered research
  • show the connections between OSA and other comorbid health conditions

Up to

Million Americans Are Suffering From Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

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of All Children Suffer From Sleep Apnea, Commonly Misdiagnosed As Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Of Moderate & Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Cases Are Undiagnosed

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Million Americans suffer from sleep and wakefulness disorders, hindering daily functioning, adversely affecting health and longevity

Women Are

Times Less Likely To Be Diagnosed With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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of Children Habitually Snoring Suffer From Sleep Apnea

Our Member Stories

John Andrews

"Falling Asleep at 10,000 ft."

I was a naval aviator. I was so tired I’d be falling sleep while flying the airplane. I was in a meeting with a four-star admiral and chief of naval operations and I fell asleep and snored.
Watch the interview

San Juanita Sanchez

“El sueño es la vida: sleep is life”

I am an attorney by profession, and I was falling asleep while interviewing my clients."
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Celeste James

"No one was listening!"

I was told: "you have to use the machine at least 6 hours per night or we will take it away". No one was responsive to my problem.
Watch the interview

Your Story Is Important

There is no better way to raise awareness about the wide range of sleep disorders and their deep impact on individuals and families than to tell stories of people like you.

Sleeptember is showcasing daily interviews of patients and their sleep journeys, and also that of healthcare professionals dedicated to bringing sleep health to the forefront of the conversation.

Need A CPAP Machine?

ASAA has provided over 5,000 CPAP equipment packages to patients in need over the last three years. It is our mission to help as many patients as possible get the treatment that they need. No one should go untreated due to financial hardship or other issues.

Patient-Driven Research

ASAA is one of the recognized leaders in patient-driven research on the causes and effects of sleep apnea. 

We are building  a national group of patients, researchers and clinicians working together to:

  • to promote patient-centered research, and 
  • to help define the role patients and patient-centered networks will play in informing evidence-based research designed to meet patient’s needs.


Our Research Partners

COPD Foundation

To prevent and cure Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and to improve the lives of all people affected by COPD

Health eHeart

Pioneering new ways to empower patients in improving research, care, and quality of life for heart patients

The PRIDE Study

Improve the health of LGBTQ people. To meet this goal, we need to understand how being LGBTQ affects your health.


Help people make informed healthcare decisions, & improves healthcare delivery and outcomes, by producing & promoting high-integrity, evidence-based information that comes from research guided by patients, caregivers, & the broader healthcare community

ABOUT Network

To improve informed decision-making and health outcomes for people affected by hereditary breast, ovarian, and related cancers.


To improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian, and related cancers.

to improve the quality of life for patients and their families, support the doctor-patient relationship, and wipe out afib-related strokes worldwide.

UC San Diego

UC San Diego will transform California and a diverse global society by educating, by generating and disseminating knowledge and creative works, and by engaging in public service

The University of Arizona

To improve the prospects and enrich the lives of the people of Arizona and the world through education, research, creative expression, and community and business partnerships

Start School Later

Increasing public awareness about the relationship between sleep and school hours and to ensuring school start times compatible with health, safety, education, and equity

CMB Solutions

Streamlined PATIENT ENGAGEMENT solutions 

CCHS Foundation

To fund and support CCHS research, raise awareness about CCHS and empower patients and families with knowledge.


The AAST is the leader in continuing education designed to help sleep technologists adapt to the changes in sleep medicine.

Celiac Foundation

Celiac Disease Foundation has funded and executed national initiatives in three principal areas to bring an end to the suffering caused by celiac disease: medical research, patient and healthcare provider education, and public policy advocacy

Depression & Bi Polar Support Alliance

DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.


MDIC is the first-ever public-private partnership (PPP) created with the sole objective of advancing medical device regulatory science.

American Brain Foundation

We bring together researchers, donors, patients, caregivers, and the brightest minds to outsmart brain disease.

Saavy Coop

DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.

Sleep Medicine Research Foundation

The Sleep Medicine and Research Foundation was created to fund the work and collaborations of Dr. Christian Guilleminault for the purposes of advancing sleep health worldwide. 

RT Sleep World

RTSleepWorld is a dynamic, comprehensive web portal that delivers the latest information to Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine Professionals.

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Paralyzed Veterans of America has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members – veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.

Kith Collective

A consulting practice dedicated to speeding adoption of patient-centered practices that return lasting social value.


Both CPAP and respiratory therapy haven’t always been therapeutic for many people.  RemZzzs® will help you and your mask become friends.

Hypersomnia Foundation

Welcome to the Hypersomnia Foundation, committed to improving the lives of people living with idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) and related sleep disorders.

Project Sleep

Project Sleep aims to improve public health by educating individuals about the importance of sleep health and sleep disorders.


Evidation Health is a technology and services company that helps individuals and the world’s most innovative healthcare companies understand and influence the everyday behaviors that create better health outcomes.   

Healthy Women

Decisions made by local, state and federal policymakers can directly affect your health. That’s why HealthyWomen’s Policy Center offers objective information and resources about policy topics we’ve identified as priorities for women’s health.

Our Supporters

Jazz Pharmaceuticals


Fisher & Paykel Healthcare



Bringing Sleep Health!