Please welcome Emma Cooksey to the Board of Directors of Project Sleep, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of sleep health and sleep conditions.
Emma Cooksey is a podcast host and writer. She was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea at the age of 30, after more than a decade of unexplained health problems. Once diagnosed, she felt alone while navigating life with sleep apnea and adjusting to CPAP therapy. In 2020, Emma began hosting a weekly podcast, “Sleep Apnea Stories.” By sharing her journey and encouraging others to tell their stories, Emma has been breaking down stereotypes of sleep apnea while also raising awareness of symptoms and treatment options.
Emma first got involved with Project Sleep by participating in the Sleep In campaign and was inspired to learn more about the organization’s programs. In summer 2021, Emma became the first person with sleep apnea to complete the Rising Voices speaker’s training. It was a great experience and Emma realized how neatly Project Sleep’s mission to raise awareness of sleep disorders aligned with her own.