So who am I to help you get better sleep?
My name is Anne-Marie Foster and I am board certified by the National Board of Respiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist, licensed by the state of Connecticut as a Respiratory Care Practitioner, and an active member of the American Association of Respiratory Care. I have been providing hands-on-care for patients for nearly thirty years in four settings: a community hospital, a pulmonary rehabilitation center, a doctor's office specializing in pulmonary & sleep medicine, and home care. During ten years in the last two arenas, I observed and read countless sleep studies and helped numerous patients with sleep apnea and other sleep disorders find blissful relief. In addition, I have either given or continue to give, educational sessions on sleep and breathing problems to physician groups, a physician's assistant teaching program, several pulmonary rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities and home health organizations; I am a facilitator and asthma educator for the American Lung Association and a member of the Lung Health Resource Committee for the CT branch of the American Lung Association. I have designed and published numerous teaching tools for physicians, home care agencies and a national home care company.
By 2002, I had become more and more frustrated by what seemed to be a growing trend:
Can’t sleep? Take a pill. Tired all the time? Take a pill.
Whatever happened to: figure out what is causing the problem and fix it? Don’t just put a band aid on it or cover up the symptoms with a pill.
So in an attempt to reach out to tired & sleepy people everywhere, I founded Sleep Management and Consultation Center (SMACC), a division of Respiratory Repository, an LLC registered with the Connecticut Secretary of State, and took to the internet. I started one web site which led to another and another. In addition to www.get-better-sleep.com, www.areyou-sleeping.com & www.sleepynomore.com, I also offer group seminars and private consultations in the Mystic, CT area. If you are interested in either, please reach me by e-mail at: email@example.com, by phone at (860) 823-0543 or by US Mail at Box 5 Old Mystic, CT 06372.