New Yorkers' New Resource for Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Treatment: Themselves

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American Sleep Apnea Association announces return of Sleep Apnea patient support group "Manhattan A.W.A.K.E." First meeting, free and open to public, to be held on Wednesday, August 5th in Midtown Manhattan. Subsequent meetings to be held monthly on the first Wednesday of each month.

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I am very pleased to announce that New Yorkers will have a resource of this high a caliber going forward to get educated about Sleep Apnea

The American Sleep Apnea Association today announced that its New York City Sleep Apnea support group is scheduled to meet for the first time in over five years on August 5, 2009. The group, Manhattan A.W.A.K.E. (Alert, Well And Keeping Energetic), will meet monthly on the first Wednesday of each month and coordinate its ongoing activities at New York City Sleep Apnea Support Group.

The free to the public August 5, 2009 meeting will be held from 6:15 P.M. to 8:15 P.M. at the Central Presbyterian Church, 593 Park Avenue (near 63d Street), and will provide New Yorkers who have Sleep Apnea or suspect they might have Sleep Apnea a welcoming space to ask questions and have them answered by those who often know most about the sleep disorder: the patients themselves. For those seeking more professional advice, Dr. Steven Y. Park, ENT surgeon and author of Sleep, Interrupted will give a presentation on Sleep Apnea and sleep-breathing disorders. During the Q&A session that follows, questions will be answered by Dr. Park, Edward Grandi, executive director of the American Sleep Apnea Association and Michael Goldman, director of the Manhattan A.W.A.K.E. group and founder of the SleepGuide Sleep Apnea Forum. A representative of Restoration Medical Supply, corporate sponsor of the August 5th event, will also be on-hand to answer questions.

"I am very pleased to announce that New Yorkers will have a resource of this high a caliber going forward to get educated about Sleep Apnea," said Mr. Grandi. "At one time, the New York City A.W.A.K.E. group had a long and distinguished history," Mr. Grandi said, "and I am confident that Michael Goldman will carry on this tradition admirably."

For his part, Mr. Goldman said that he is "excited about recruiting the brightest minds in sleep medicine from New York City and beyond to speak to New Yorkers at the monthly Manhattan A.W.A.K.E. meetings." "The city that never sleeps might actually be in store for a good night's sleep," Mr. Goldman added.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, contact Michael Goldman, director of Manhattan A.W.A.K.E., or visit New York City Sleep Apnea Support Group.

About American Sleep Apnea Association: The American Sleep Apnea Association is the only non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about sleep apnea and to serving people with this common disorder. For more information, please contact Edward Grandi, Executive Director, at 202-293-3650.

About Michael Goldman: Michael Goldman is director of the Manhattan A.W.A.K.E. Sleep Apnea support group, and the founder of SleepGuide Sleep Apnea Forum. To contact Mr. Goldman, please call (646) 355-8040.

About Dr. Steven Y. Park: Dr. Park is an ENT surgeon who is Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at the New York Medical College and author of the book Sleep, Interrupted. To contact Dr. Park, please call (212) 315-9058.

Contact:
Michael Goldman, director of Manhattan A.W.A.K.E. (646) 355-8040
New York City Sleep Apnea Support Group.

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