Description of services provided: This website provides a variety of materials discussing sleep apnea, including a brochure and many other educational materials. You can send in specific questions to be posed to a doctor. Also included is information on how to join or start a support group (called A.W.A.K.E.—Alert, Well, and Keeping Energetic) in your community, as well as access to the organization's newsletter.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Address: NHLBI Health Information Center Attn: Web Site PO Box 30105 Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
Description of services provided: NHLBI provides fact sheets on sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, as well as heart, lung, and blood disorders. Look here for information on current areas of research, clinical trials seeking subjects, meetings and conferences, and a link to the organization's sister website, the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR).
National Sleep Foundation
Address: 1522 K ST, NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005
Description of services provided: The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) offers brochures, newsletters, and reports on sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. The website features a list of related links and an area called the NSF Community Sleep Awareness Partners (CSAP), where you can find sleep disorder specialists in your area.
American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Description of services provided: The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is the world's largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.
On this website, you can find newsletters, reports about obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, and a lengthy list of links to related websites.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a