Frequently Asked Questions

Filming Your Video

  • Can I submit old footage or should I make a new video?
    • Any footage is relevant that helps support your story, old or new! Submit as may videos as you like.
  • How should I film my video?
    • Make sure your video is in landscape, not portrait – as in, hold your phone side to side, not up and down! (If you make your video on a computer it will automatically be in landscape)
    • Hold your phone or camera as steady as possible.
  • How long should the video be?
    • Any length! (But if they are larger than 2:30 can’t be sent via facebook messenger)

What Should I Say?

  • Be yourself! We want to get to know who you are as a person and how your life experiences have been affected by snoring and sleep apnea.
    • It can be emotional, dramatic, humorous, etc.

Impact on Professional and Personal Lives

  • We are very interested in how sleep apnea has impacted your professional and personal life.

Common Questions about Subjects

  • Should I talk about my treatment?
    • We are very interested in stories about how you are being treated for sleep apnea and/or snoring. Please share with us the ups and downs of your journey – how it started and where you are now. Don’t hold back!
  • What if I haven’t sought, can’t find, or don’t want treatment?
    • Yes, your stories are very important for this film. We want to understand your circumstances.
  • What if I snore but haven’t been diagnosed with sleep apnea?
    • We would love to hear your story and how snoring has affected you and those around you.
  • If I’m not the person snoring or with sleep apnea but am impacted by its effects, can I share my story?
    • Absolutely! We are very interested in those who are experiencing the secondary impacts of snoring and sleep apnea.
  • If I have a child that suffers from sleep apnea should I include them?
    • We are looking for all stories involving children, whether they have sleep problems that haven’t been diagnosed or are being treated (i.e. a child with OSA who has been misdiagnosed with ADHD and the impact this has had on their education and their family).

Medical Professionals/Dentists

  • What would you be interested in having me share?
    • Your passion for the work you are doing and why.
    • Any advancements you are making.
    • Any patient stories.

Next Steps

  • How will I be notified if my video is going to be used?
    • We will contact you by email. If you haven’t heard from us, please follow up.
    • We will be sending you a more formal consent and release for your signature which is due back within ten days.
  • What should I do if I accidentally submit before I finish filling out my information?
    • Send an email to us at sleepapneafilm@gtncreative.com to let us know! We will help make sure we receive all of your information.
  • Can I submit more than one video?
    • Submit as many videos as you like!