June Sleep Support Group (A.W.A.K.E.)
A.W.A.K.E. — Alert, Well And Keeping Energetic; Learn How to Help Yourself
Do you suffer from sleep problems or have a family member or friend who
suffers from it? If so, you are encouraged to attend this support group
meeting on Monday, June 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 June 6 meeting will include the following:
· Learn about restless legs syndrome (RLS): Are you bothered by
an almost irresistible urge to move your legs when you lie down or relax?
If so, you may have a disorder known as restless legs syndrome (RLS).
If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from restless legs
or struggle to have your symptoms taken seriously, know this: RLS is real
and can be treated. In recent years, experts have discovered better ways
to manage and relieve symptoms. Medical treatment, healthy lifestyle changes,
and even simple stretches and home remedies can help you quiet your restless
legs and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep. Presented by Dr. Ricardo
Rivera-Morales, board-certified Sleep Specialist
· Join us for a free CPAP Tune-up: 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). Presented by Kristina St.
· 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.
# # # About Parrish Sleep Disorders Center of Port St. John Parrish Sleep
Disorders Center of Port St. John is a four-bed sleep center where studies
are done seven days/nights a week. Diagnostic testing is done for sleep
apnea, narcolepsy, REM behavior disorder, maintenance of wakefulness,
and nocturnal seizures. Shift-work sleep studies are done during the day.
Continuous follow-up care for Sleep Apnea is also done for patients with