American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA)

Last Updated: January 6, 2019

Definition - What does American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) mean?

The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) is a non-profit organization that came into existence in 1990 to mitigate the risks associated with the health condition sleep apnea and to promote sleep health. The organization is primarily focused on championing patient interests by assisting sleep apnea sufferers with early detection, information, and treatment.

WorkplaceTesting explains American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA)

Sleep apnea is a common medical disorder where a person experiences one or several pauses in breath while asleep.

The resulting effect is a shift from deep sleep to light sleep, which is a lower quality of sleep that causes a person to experience daytime sleepiness. This impacts a person's health as well as their personal and professional life. Employers need to be aware of the challenges faced by employees that suffer from this disorder as they could pose a potential safety risk to themselves and others if operating machinery or performing similar tasks. The American Sleep Apnea Association relies on public donations for funding to provide training, self-help support groups, treatment advice and to promote research efforts for the condition.

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