SLEEPtember 2019
Awareness | Support | Research Join Our Community is connecting the dots between sleep and your quality of life;

#SLEEPtember2019 is a month-long campaign established to:

  •  highlight the necessity of patient-designed research
  •  show the connections between OSA and other comorbid health conditions at this SLEEPtember’s AWAKETOGETHER Summit

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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

SLEEPtember Stories

This #SLEEPtember2019 we’re showcasing interviews of patients and their sleep journeys, and also that of healthcare professionals dedicated to bringing sleep health to the forefront of the conversation.

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. Take the AWAKETOGETHER survey and tell your personal journey of life with sleep apnea.

Patient-Designed Research is one of the recognized leaders in patient-designed research on the causes and effects of sleep apnea. We are building a community of patients, researchers and clinicians working together to:

  • engage with our community to capture the patient’s experience, as with the 2019 AWAKETOGETHER Survey

  • 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.

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.

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


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.   

CCHS Foundation

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

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

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


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

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

Depression & Bi Polar Support Alliance

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

Hypersomnia Foundation

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

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.

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.

Our Supporters