January 13, 2011
Do you suffer from sleep
apnea or have a family member or friend who suffers from it? If so,
you are encouraged to attend this support group meeting on Monday, February 7
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
The February 7 meeting
· 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.
Anyone who suffers from the sleep apnea warning signs mentioned should take
these symptoms seriously. Get a free sleep evaluation by a registered sleep
technologist at this meeting.
· CPAP Equipment Fair: Take a look at the newest model
machines, masks, tubing and humidifiers.
· 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
Sponsored by Resperonics,
Resmed, Fisher Paykel, and Sweet Water
· At every A.W.A.K.E. Support Group meeting you’ll have
the opportunity to see newer model CPAP machines and masks and receive a free
mask fitting if you’d like.