What is LivingwithSleepdisorders.org?
LivingwithSleepdisorders.org is a dedicated patient-to-patient support community for patients and families affected by Sleep Disorders. LivingwithSleepdisorders.orgis powered by BensFriends.org, a group of patient support communities for rare diseases, and is run by volunteer moderators who have been affected with Sleep Disorders.
Who can join LivingwithSleepdisorders.org?
If you or your family has been affected by Sleep Disorders, consider LivingwithSleepdisorders.org your second home. LivingwithSleepdisorders.org, as well as the rest of BensFriends.org’s patient communities, is free for members to join.
What are Sleep Disorders?
Sleep disorders number around 88, but most sleep specialists spend much of their time treating the top five: insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, and periodic limb movements. About one-third of the population has some form of insomnia at any given time, and 10% of that group has chronic insomnia. According to the National Sleep Foundation, a large majority (75%) of Americans say they've had at least one symptom of a sleep problem a few nights a week or more within the past year. Bens Friends sponsors a seperate community for narcolepsy at http://www.livingwithnarcolepsy.org/
What is BensFriends.org?
In 2007, Ben Muñoz suffered a rare form of stroke caused by an Arterio-Veinous Malformation (AVM). He was unable to find the support he needed during the most difficult time, so he created an online support community AVMSurvivors.org to connect with others like him. AVMSurvivors.org led to the founding of BensFriends.org, driven to provide patient-to-patient support communities for people living with rare diseases.
BensFriends.org is a network of patient communities for people living with rare diseases. Launched in November 2007, Bens Friends provides valuable patient support by creating and running compassionate, responsive communities. BensFriends.org maintains dozens of patient communities and has changed thousands of lives. Bens Friends is supported by donations from its principals and community.