December Sleep Support Group A.W.A.K.E.
Do you or someone you know suffer from sleep problems? If so, you are encouraged
to attend this support group meeting on Monday, December 5 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.
Do you feel like a prisoner of your CPAP mask? Many people living with
sleep apnea, regardless of the success of their treatment, wish they could
get rid of the mask. When choosing a mask for CPAP machines there are
five things you should look for: comfort, convenience, quietness, the
quality of the seal, and the style. Having one or more masks that fit
these criteria will allow you to use your unit comfortably and gain optimum
benefits from your CPAP therapy. There is a CPAP mask available in the
market for everyone: one mask has no headgear, small lightweight nasal
masks are available, and there is even a cloth mask! Just knowing how
to choose the right one is a battle. Let us help you! We will be in the
holiday spirit modeling the newest CPAP masks and finding the right one
for your individual needs.
An open discussion will also be held on any of your sleep needs/questions
during the last half of the meeting. Feel free to get in the holiday spirit
and bring your favorite holiday desert if you’d like, but it is
not required to attend the meeting. 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.