Who Is the ASAA

Who we are

The American Sleep Apnea Association, founded in 1990, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes awareness of sleep apnea, works for continuing improvements in treatments for this serious disorder, and advocates for the interests of sleep apnea patients. Learn about the leadership team.

Mission Statement

The American Sleep Apnea Association, founded in 1990, is a patient-led, nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of sleep health through research, advocacy and education.

Industry Partners and Friends of the ASAA

The ASAA™ sincerely thanks the organizations and individuals, whose generous support helps further our mission and programs.

Our Initiatives

As part of its endeavors to increase understanding of sleep apnea, the ASAA responds to thousands of requests for information from the public each year and answers a multitude of questions about diagnosis and treatment options. In addition, the ASAA works collaboratively with other nonprofit organizations and groups of health care professionals. The ASAA receives support with annual contributions from Industry Partners and Friends like YOU. Please donate to help support the initiatives and programs which are are:

CPAP Assistance Program (CAP)

Since 2010, providing CPAP equipment for patients who cannot afford their life saving treatment.

A.W.A.K.E™

The ASAA network of education and support groups are available in nearly every state, helping people face to face and free of charge. A.W.A.K.E. gives people with sleep apnea the tools to manage their own health care successfully.

Sleeptember®

The annual Sleeptember® campaign will recognize September as the month to prioritize healthy sleep and to create greater conversations to raise the awareness of the risks of untreated sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea. The initiative encourages the public to take healthy actions. Funding will provide greater awareness and research to improve the outcomes of those affected by sleep disorders.

Information about sleep, sleep apnea, ASAA’s programs and resources is spread throughout the web site. We hope that you will return frequently to explore, both to learn from what’s here now and to discover new material.

To conduct its programs and activities, the ASAA relies on your donations. We are deeply grateful to all of you.

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