PMC March Sleep Support Group
Do you or someone you know suffer from sleep problems? If so, you are encouraged
to attend this support group meeting on Monday, March 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.
The March 5 meeting will include special guest Amy Korn-Reavis, RRT, RPSGT,
who will speak about “sleep hygiene” and how to create the
perfect sleep-inducing scenario.
Korn-Reavis is a trusted media resource on sleep and respiratory issues,
and has been interviewed and quoted in newspapers, magazines and websites
including: MSNBC; Woman’s Day; Healthy, Wealthy and Wise; Advance
for Respiratory and Sleep; and How Stuff Works.
Sleep deprivation is fast becoming one of America's most serious problems,
with 30 to 50 percent of our population currently affected. And it is
getting worse. Science has established that a sleep deficit can have serious
effects on your overall health. The cure to sleep difficulties and daytime
fatigue can often be found in your daily routine. Your sleep schedule,
bedtime habits, and day-to-day lifestyle choices can make an enormous
difference in the quality of your nightly rest.
Korn-Reavis manages a sleep lab, is coordinator of the Polysomnography
program at Valencia College, founding president of the Florida Association
of Sleep Technologists and is helping to shape the future of the sleep field.
Free Sleep Evaluations by a registered technologist are always available
at A.W.A.K.E. meetings. 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
Everyone (you, someone you know or a sleep partner) who suffers from the
sleep apnea warning signs mentioned above should take these symptoms seriously.