I receive several emails weekly from people who want to learn about sleep apnea, and they’re looking for where to start which inspired this list of resources:


American Sleep Apnea Association: http://www.sleepapnea.org/

National Sleep Foundation: Sleep Apnea

American Sleep and Breathing Academy: http://americansleepandbreathingacademy.com/

American Sleep Medicine Foundation: http://www.discoversleep.org/

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Education (from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine): http://www.sleepeducation.org/

Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School: Sleep Apnea

Statistics and Facts

YourLungHealth.org: Sleep Apnea Facts

10 Things You Need to Know About Sleep Apnea

Coping and Support

MyApnea.org: https://myapnea.org/

DrowsyDriving.org (from the National Sleep Foundation): http://drowsydriving.org/

6 Things People With Sleep Apnea Wish You Knew

Medications and Therapies

National Sleep Foundation: How Is Sleep Apnea Treated?

FamilyDoctor.org: CPAP Devices for Sleep Apnea

MedlinePlus: Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)

Sleep Apnea Treatment Gets a Wake-up Call

CPAP Tops Oxygen for Sleep Apnea

Weight Loss Plus CPAP Lowers Blood Pressure

Treating Sleep Apnea in Children

Restore Your Brain by Treating Sleep Apnea

What Is a Tonsillectomy?

Alternative Therapies

Sleep Review: 9 Alternative Therapies for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: https://nccih.nih.gov/

Sleep Quizzes and Online Tests

Sleep Education (from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine): Sleep Apnea – Self-Tests

Harvard Medical School, Division of Sleep Medicine: Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Finding a Doctor or Sleep Facility

Sleep Education (from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine): Find a Sleep Facility Near You

National Sleep Foundation: Find a Sleep Professional

Healthgrades: Find a Sleep Medicine Specialist

Blogs and Patient Forums

CPAPTalk.com: CPAP Forum

Sleeptember.org: Sleep Forum

Clinical Trials

ClinicalTrials.gov: https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/

CenterWatch: Sleep Apnea Syndromes Clinical Trials