THE SLEEP EDUCATION CONSORTIUM (S.E.C.) is excited to announce the A.W.A.K.E. GREATER HOUSTON monthly patient advocacy group for individuals suffering from obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.
A.W.A.K.E. is a national patient advocacy group sponsored by the American Sleep Apnea Association. Its mission is to increase awareness and education about 0bstructive sleep apnea.

Sleep Education Consortium, Inc.
2201 W. Holcombe Blvd., #330
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (281)-269-7881

Sleep Education Consortium, Inc.

A 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for medical professionals and the general public on sleep and sleep disorders.


About Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Migraine:

Patients with Fibromyalgia experience poor slow-wave-sleep; lack of this slow-wave-sleep is known to increase a person's susceptibility to pain. Many studies have shown that improving this part of sleep can drastically decrease pain. New medications have assisted in improving patients' sleep, resulting in a normal, healthy life. Also, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and morning Headaches/Migraines can be the result of repetitive sleep disruptions during the night. Whether it's complete pauses in breathing, or the subtle events of UARS, treating the causes of disruptive sleep can result in uninterrupted peaceful sleep, providing resolution of Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Migraines.

Studies over the past 10 years have demonstrated that a medication, sodium oxybate (Xyrem), works well in the treatment of Fibromyalgia. This medication enhances the degree of a persons' slow wave sleep, which in turn seems to be associated with improved pain control and a reduction of Fibromyalgia symptoms. Dr. Simmons and his team at CSMA prescribe Xyrem for appropriate patients in the treatment of Fibromyalgia.


Treating fibromyalgia by treating sleep and the use of Xyrem
Further Reading:


Treating sleep problems improves conditions (including Fibromyalgia) not typically considered by most physicians.


Medical Matters News, June 29, 2010 article: Victoria Wright, Sadler Clinic.