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National Sleep Foundation Joins Forces to Raise Awareness on Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Washington, D.C. (October 19, 2021): The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has joined with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), specialty medical societies, and patient-focused alliances to raise awareness and provide education on obstructive sleep apnea though a grant awarded to AASM by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“In our work to educate the public about the importance of sleep to their health and wellbeing, NSF continues to be a resource across many facets of sleep health. Sleep apnea poses a significant public health burden, so we continue doing our part to help improve the health and wellness of people who may be living with an undiagnosed sleep disorder,” said Dr. Lauren Hale, National Sleep Foundation Chair of the Board.
As part of the three-year project, AASM with its key partner the Sleep Research Society (SRS) also has engaged Alliance of Sleep Apnea Partners, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Chest Physicians, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and the American Thoracic Society.
“Our congratulations to AASM for receiving this grant to help people who ultimately may need and benefit from clinical care for sleep apnea. This is a great example of strength in numbers and NSF looks to lend our unique expertise and perspective to an important project,” said John Lopos, National Sleep Foundation CEO.
For more information from NSF about sleep health, visit Sleep Health Topics.
About the National Sleep Foundation
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. Founded in 1990, the NSF is committed to advancing excellence in sleep health theory, research and practice.