6 episodes

Sleep Apnea Stories is a podcast featuring guests who are living their best life despite their sleep apnea diagnosis. Hear tips and tricks for coping with chronic sleep problems as well as inspiring and uplifting interviews to give you hope. Do you suffer from Sleep Apnea? Would you be willing to share your story with our community? If so, I'd love to hear from you!
Email sleepapneastories@gmail.com or DM me on Instagram @sleepapneastories

Sleep Apnea Stories Emma Cooksey

    • Health & Fitness

Sleep Apnea Stories is a podcast featuring guests who are living their best life despite their sleep apnea diagnosis. Hear tips and tricks for coping with chronic sleep problems as well as inspiring and uplifting interviews to give you hope. Do you suffer from Sleep Apnea? Would you be willing to share your story with our community? If so, I'd love to hear from you!
Email sleepapneastories@gmail.com or DM me on Instagram @sleepapneastories

    Sleep Apnea Stories - Episode 5 - Eric Burton

    Sleep Apnea Stories - Episode 5 - Eric Burton

    Emma is joined by Eric Burton who suffers from Sleep Apnea himself and also works as a Sleep Supplies Specialist with Aeroflow in North Carolina.  Eric shares about his own journey with sleep apnea.  Eric describes his sleep study and how he adjusted to his CPAP.  Eric has a lot to share about his work advising patients on the best mask or equipment for them.  We also talked about how going on a trip and leaving your CPAP at home is NOT a great plan and never to be repeated!  
    Connect with Eric: ericburton06@gmail.com

    • 33 min
    Sleep Apnea Stories - Episode 4 - Gary Knight

    Sleep Apnea Stories - Episode 4 - Gary Knight

    Emma is joined by Gary Knight.  Gary experienced a lot of the common symptoms of sleep apnea before his diagnosis in 2016, in particular he noticed overwhelming daytime sleepiness.  Gary discusses the treatment he received, where he lives in the UK, and his first experiences with his CPAP.  Gary lost over 70lbs after he was diagnosed and we discuss his attitude and approach to exercise and the effect his weight loss had on his sleep apnea (*spoiler alert - it helped!!!).  Having learned to manage his own sleep apnea, Gary has gone on to help others with his Facebook support group "Southern UK Sleep Apnoea and CPAP".  
    For more on Gary's journey:
    https://www.hope2sleep.co.uk/sleep-apnoea-patient-stories-gary.html
    https://www.blf.org.uk/your-stories/how-a-cpap-machine-changed-my-life
    Connect with Gary:
    Instagram: @grassbasher 
    Email: sleepapnoea@mail.com

    • 27 min
    Sleep Apnea Stories - Episode 3 - Dr Joi Freemont

    Sleep Apnea Stories - Episode 3 - Dr Joi Freemont

    Emma is joined by Dr Joi Freemont, a dentist who treats patients with sleep apnea in her practice but also suffers with sleep apnea herself.  Joi describes the shock of her father's death from sleep apnea and how that experience opened her eyes to the condition.  Whilst attending a professional training on oral appliances and taking a sleep study, Dr Freemont discovered that she also suffered with sleep apnea.  Knowing that the CPAP would not be a good fit for her, Joi got an oral appliance and immediately felt better with increased energy.  Dr Freemont is on a mission to help spread awareness of the need to be tested for sleep apnea but also the availability of alternative treatments if CPAP doesn't work for a particular patient. 
    @freemontdental  on instagram
    https://www.thehapevilledentist.com/

    • 26 min
    Sleep Apnea Stories - Episode 2 - Karen Wolk

    Sleep Apnea Stories - Episode 2 - Karen Wolk

    Emma is joined by her guest Karen Wolk. They talk all about Karen’s journey with sleep apnea, from having panic attacks and a cognitive impairment affecting her memory, to being diagnosed with Sleep Apnea. Karen explores the different treatments she tried including medications, a nasal surgery, CPAP and BIPAP machines before finally finding relief with an ‘inspire’ implant. Karen discusses how the technology works and the tremendous impact it has had on the quality of her life. Finally, Emma and Karen discuss the silver linings to come from their sleep apnea diagnoses.  
    Connect with Karen on Linked In or Instagram:
    http://linkedin.com/in/karenwolk
    Instagram: @kwolk
    *Emma and her guests are not medical professionals.  Their discussions are about the personal journeys of people suffering with Sleep Apnea and are not giving medical advice.  Be sure to consult with your own healthcare providers about your own unique circumstances.*

    • 36 min
    Sleep Apnea Stories - Episode 1 - Emma Cooksey

    Sleep Apnea Stories - Episode 1 - Emma Cooksey

    Meet your host, Emma Cooksey, and join her as she shares her personal journey with Sleep Apnea.  Emma shares her lowest moment when she realized she needed to get help along with the tips and tricks she wishes someone told her about her Cpap when she was first diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in 2008.  Emma talks about living her best life with sleep apnea 12 years after diagnosis, including her 3 step morning ritual which helps her face the day no matter how the night's sleep went.   Do you have a sleep apnea story to share?  

    Get in touch!

    @sleepapneastories on instagram or email sleepapneastories@gmail.com

    *Emma and her guests are not medical professionals.  Their discussions are about the personal journeys of people suffering with Sleep Apnea and are not giving medical advice.  Be sure to consult with your own healthcare providers about your own unique circumstances.*

    • 24 min
    Sleep Apnea Stories Podcast Trailer

    Sleep Apnea Stories Podcast Trailer

    Sleep Apnea Stories is a new podcast with Emma Cooksey. Emma has lots to share about her own journey with sleep apnea but really wants to hear from YOU. If you suffer from sleep apnea but haven’t let it hold you back from living every day to the fullest, get in touch! Contact Emma on Instagram @sleepapneastories or email sleepapneastories@gmail.com.

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