Livingston, N.J. - Getting a good night sleep is important for your health, but for millions of people with chronic sleep problems, along with their partners or spouse, getting a good night sleep is only a dream. If you are kept awake by a partner who snores, or you wake up feeling tired every morning, you or your loved one may be at risk for a sleep disorder.
The public is invited to attend a free community lecture and sleep screening on July 23, 2013 at 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Islami Auditorium Side B, 94 Old Short Hills Road in Livingston, N.J., This program will provide valuable information about sleep and provide a free screening to determine if you are at risk for a sleep disorder.
According to The National Sleep Foundation, sleep-related studies reveal that the impact of snoring, daytime fatigue, insomnia, and other sleep disorders can be a sign of a serious health condition and put a person at risk for high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke and affect one’s ability to maintain a healthy weight.
“Snoring, especially heavy snoring that disturbs a bed partner’s sleep, is often associated with a condition known as sleep apnea, which may increase one’s risk of hypertension, arrhythmias, and sudden death during sleep,” says Barry Cohen, M.D.,. This free seminar will address the health risks associated with snoring and other sleep-related disorders and discuss how they are evaluated, diagnosed and managed.
The Center for Sleep Disorders at Saint Barnabas Medical Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and offers a full range of services used in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of sleep-related disorders in adults and children. The Center is equipped with the latest in monitoring equipment, providing the opportunity for daytime testing and full overnight sleep studies.
Pre-registration is requested by calling 1-888-724-7123. For more information about sleep disorders, please call 973-322-9800 or visit www.barnabashealth.org/sbmc.
Date: July 8, 2013
Contact: Sally Malech
Director Marketing and Public Relations