West Allis, WI (PRWEB) December 3, 2009
The Reggie White Sleep Disorders Research and Education Foundation has developed a free iPhone application that enables users to determine if they are at risk for obstructive sleep apnea.
The "app," called Sleep Well, combines three screening tools used by sleep specialists to determine an individual's risk of having or developing the sleep disorder that affects 18 million Americans. It provides immediate feedback once users provide answers to questions regarding their sleep habits, snoring, fatigue, and health factors. iPhone users may find and obtain the app at http://appshopper.com/healthcare-fitness/sleep-well.
The app also includes a feature that will list nearby sleep disorders centers for users. According to Foundation Executive Director Steve Gardner, sleep disorders centers can be added to the app's directory upon making a one-time $100 donation to the non-profit organization. Co-founded shortly after the former Packers Hall of Famer died prematurely at age 43 by his wife, Sara, and the Sleep Wellness Institute, Wisconsin's oldest and largest independent sleep disorders center, the foundation's goal is to spread the word about the dangers of sleep apnea to people of all socio-economic groups and help provide treatment to those who otherwise would be unable to access the healthcare services needed to treat obstructive sleep apnea, the disease that contributed to White's death.