Bronx Resident’s New Resource for Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Treatment: Themselves

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NY MetroSleep announces creation of Sleep Apnea patient support group "Bronx A.W.A.K.E." First meeting, complementary and open to public, to be held on February 7th at the Hutchinson Metro Center.

This group is designed to provide ongoing support tailored to the needs of the community to help them achieve a good night's sleep,"

NY MetroSleep today announced that its Bronx Sleep Apnea support group is scheduled to meet for the first time on February 7, 2013. The group, Bronx A.W.A.K.E. (Alert, Well And Keeping Energetic), will meet every two months, holding meetings in English and Spanish and coordinate its ongoing activities on its website.

The free to the public February 7, 2013 meeting will be held from 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Hutchinson Metro Center, 1250 Waters Place, and will provide Bronx area residents who have Sleep Apnea or suspect they might have Sleep Apnea a welcoming space to ask questions and have them answered by sleep professionals and their peers.

"I am very pleased to announce that Bronx residents will have a resource of this high a caliber going forward to get educated about Sleep Apnea," said Joshua Wiznitzer, Bronx A.W.A.K.E’s Coordinator. "There is a large segment of the local population effected with sleep apnea, and we seek to address this need.”

For his part, Mr. Wiznitzer said that he is "excited to bring the brightest minds in Sleep Medicine to speak to residents of the Bronx at the bimonthly Bronx A.W.A.K.E. meetings." "This group is designed to provide ongoing support tailored to the needs of the community to help them achieve a good night's sleep," noted Mr. Wiznitzer. Furthermore, Mr. Wiznitzer added “by holding meetings in both English and Spanish we will be able to further address to raise awareness of Sleep Apnea in the local community.”

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, contact Joshua Wiznitzer, coordinator of Bronx A.W.A.K.E. at 718-684-6393 or at http://www.bronxawake.com

About NY MetroSleep—NYMetroSleep is a full service sleep disorders center headquartered in the Bronx, dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in both adult and pediatric patients. NY MetroSleep has affiliated offices in Upper Manhattan and Brooklyn. The office can be reached at 718-684-6393 or visit

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