Emma Cooksey sleep apnea stories
Emma Cooksey
Sleep Apnea: The Power of Patient Stories

Emma Cooksey is a podcast host, patient advocate, and writer. She was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea at the age of 30 after more than a decade of unexplained health […]

Emma Cooksey is a podcast host, patient advocate, 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 called “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.

Course Description: 
  • My personal journey to diagnosis and treatment with OSA
  • Starting a podcast to shatter stereotypes around sleep apnea
  • Case studies-some patient stories that might surprise you
  • My experience with neutrons and sleep apnea management: myofunctional therapy palate expansion, inspiratory muscle training, and Buteyko breathwork. Why a patient Might seek these out.
  • My personal Journey earning income as a sleep apnea podcaster, Instagram micro-influencer, speaker, and writer.
  • Opportunities for Sleep Technologists to help raise awareness and educate on sleep apnea in the digital economy
Learning objectives:
  • Understand diverse patient experiences of sleep apnea at how these need to be reflected in treatment options
  • Identify new and evolving Trends and sleep apnea management and reasons why a patient might choose these options
  • Recognize new opportunities for Sleep Technologists in the digital economy to raise awareness and educate the public about sleep apnea