A.W.A.K.E. — Alert, Well And Keeping Energetic; Learn How to Help Yourself

Do you suffer from a sleep disorder, like sleep apnea, or have a family member or friend who has sleep problems? If you do, or if you’re not sure but want more information, you are encouraged to attend this support group meeting on Monday, May 2 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 May 2 meeting will have “Sleep Your Way to Weight Loss, Good Health and Long Life,” presented by Dr. Daniel Mora Rivera, Alternative Family Medicine physician. He will discuss natural ways to promote weight loss, good nutrition and the ability to sleep more soundly.

Good sleeping habits may promote weight loss, lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, as well as increase longevity. If you’ve tried to lose weight, you know it’s not easy. But for some it’s even more difficult. Some dieters who are eating less and exercising more still have a hard time dropping those extra pounds. Why? One answer may lie in their sleep habits. It’s a vicious cycle. You gain weight, which causes your sleep to be worse, and your worsened sleep causes you to gain weight.  

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. A.W.A.K.E. Support Group is a free community service.  

Parrish Healthbridge: Healthcare Simplified

For education, breaking news or a message from your physician, HealthBridge will get it to you quickly.

  • Healthy Living

    How the Mayo Clinic Care Network Ben...

    1. Patients have access to Mayo Clinic expertise without leaving the county.2. Membership will enhance the delivery of healthcare in our com...

  • Healthy Living

    A Window to Your Health

    When you make an appointment to have your teeth cleaned, you may wonder how that visit benefits your health. After all, you brush after each...

  • Healthy Living

    Secrets of Stroke Survivors

    No one said bouncing back from a stroke is easy—but it is possibleA stroke strikes swiftly and suddenly and can hit anyone at any age. It oc...

  • Healthy Living

    Mini Frittatas in a Cup

    These frittatas feature tomatoes, broccoli and spinach, all of which have been shown to be good for the heart. Use leftover veggies or add y...

  • Healthy Living

    It's Open Enrollment Season

    It's Open Enrollment Season We participate with Medicare and many Medicare Advantage Plans. Visit parrishmed.com/insurance for more informat...

  • Healthy Living

    A Healthy Mind

    You likely know someone who has a disease like diabetes or heart failure. What may be surprising is that you also probably have a friend, co...

  • Healthy Living

    Inside the Parrish Sleep Disorders C...

    In 2010, the sleep center conducted 390 sleep studies and ran three to four days per week. In 2014, the center completed over 1,100 sleep st...

  • Healthy Living

    Rx: Food

    Good nutrition is important for everyone, but when you have a chronic condition like diabetes, your diet dramatically affects your well-bein...

  • Healthy Living

    Lifestyle Tips for Breathing Better...

    When was the last time you changed the filter in your vacuum cleaner? Last month? Last year? Never? What about your air conditioner filter?...

Our Services

PMC helps our community stay healthy by living our vision of Healing Families—Healing Communities®

See Services

Classes & Events

Get healthy—and stay that way!—with dozens of classes, events and support groups to choose from every month.

See Calendar


Parrish Medical Center is among the nation's best in clinical care, safety and patient experiences.

See Awards

Patient Stories

Need a little get-healthy inspiration? Read about how people just like you have transformed their lives.

See Stories

Web Nursery

Parents of babies born at PMC can choose to have a picture of their baby posted.

Find Pictures

Urgent Care Scheduling

Reserve a space at urgent care locations, as well as make an appointment at a physician's office.

Check In