Sleep Apnea Support Program

An increasing number of New Brunswickers are being diagnosed with sleep apnea and require breathing machines (CPAPs) to relieve their symptoms.

What is sleep apnea?
In simple terms, throughout the night you breathe quietly, you snore, you have a pause in your breathing, you gasp for a breath and then you start breathing again. Most people have dozens or hundreds of sleep apnea events a night that results in the same number of interruptions of sleep and oxygen intake.

We know this is a serious illness. We are aware of the need of more machines in our province and we care about the health of those with sleep apnea. For this reason, we are collecting and re-distributing as many donated CPAP machines as we can. We want to ensure that New Brunswickers are getting the quality sleep they need to stay healthy.

To help others across our province with sleep apnea, we are asking that you consider donating your used CPAP. (Under 5 years old and NOT a Respironics or Philips product) to help us grow this program.

To make your equipment donation please fill out the Respiratory Equipment Donations Form. Bring or mail the equipment and the form to New Brunswick Lung Association: 65 Brunswick St. Fredericton, NB E3B 1G5
 

If you need support to obtain a CPAP machine for yourself through Social Assistance, please see:

If denied by Social Assistance, you are welcome to apply to our program:

 

 

Page Last Updated: 07/02/2023