The Project Sleep Podcast: Alida Abdullah’s Story with Sleep Apnea

Alida Abdullah’s Story with Sleep Apnea – Sleep Insights Series Ep. 5

If you tell your doctor that you’re tired all the time, would they take you seriously? What if you said you’re snoring? In this podcast, we talk to Alida Abdullah about finding her sleep apnea diagnosis, getting treatment, and what she wishes she’d known earlier in her journey. We also discuss a challenge many of us face: how to balance a busy lifestyle as a mom and teacher while also prioritizing her treatment and sleep.

About Alida Abdullah

Alida Abdullah, a black woman with long braided hair wearing black earrings and a black top.

Alida Abdullah is a wife, mother of four, and teacher living in the Atlanta area. She received her sleep apnea diagnosis over 10 years ago but didn’t understand the severity of the disorder until more recently, when she learned of the many other health issues that sleep apnea can cause. Alida is sharing her story to help raise awareness of under-diagnosed but serious sleep conditions like sleep apnea and how they can affect other areas of people’s lives. Alida is also a member of Project Sleep’s Expert Advisory Board.

This discussion was originally recorded in July 2020. See the original event page here and watch the Facebook broadcast here.

Learn More About Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a chronic disorder characterized by inability to maintain adequate ventilation during sleep due to sleep-related increase in upper airway resistance, while breathing during wakefulness is satisfactory. Sleep-disordered breathing, including obstructive sleep apnea, affects more than 15% of the population.

If you think you or someone you love might have a sleep disorder, it is important to consult a board-certified sleep medicine physician. A good place to start is to contact a local AASM Accredited Sleep Center.

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