January 6, 2012
Do you or someone you know suffer from sleep problems? If so, you are encouraged to attend this support group meeting on Monday, February 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Parrish Healthcare Center at Port St. John, 5005 Port St. John Parkway (east of the I-95 Port St. John exit). The meetings are held in the Conference Center by the south entrance (near the sleep lab). This is a free community service. Please call 321-268-6408 to register.
The February 6 meeting will include a CPAP Equipment Fair and Tune Up:
- CPAP Equipment Fair: Take a look at the newest model machines, masks, chin straps, tubing, humidifiers and dental devices.
- CPAP Tune-ups: Pressure and equipment checks. Do you have an old, noisy machine? Do you feel your pressure has changed or isn't adequate? Join us for a free “CPAP tune-up” (be sure to bring your machine and supplies).
- Free Sleep Evaluations by a registered technologist. One of the most common signs of obstructive sleep apnea is loud and chronic (ongoing) snoring. Sleep apnea can result in depression, diabetes and morning headaches. Sleep apnea also contributes to high blood pressure, which an estimated 50 percent of sleep apnea patients have. The greatest risk from this sleep disorder, however, is stroke or heart attack. Everyone (you, someone you know or anyone with a sleep partner) who suffers from the sleep apnea warning signs mentioned above should take these symptoms seriously.