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Thursday, Sep 3, 2015

Quincy Regional Sleep Disorders Support Group to meet

1 year, 2 months ago by

Meetings are helpful to anyone currently using sleep apnea therapy, those beginning therapy or those with questions about sleep apnea, as well as anyone dealing with any form of sleep disorder

The Quincy Regional Sleep Disorders Support Group will meet on Tuesday, June 17, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Blessing Sleep Lab on the lower level of the Bank of Quincy, located at 12th & Broadway. The meeting will feature Walid Hafez, M.D., neurologist, Blessing Physician Services, presenting “Parasomnias.”

The term “parasomnia” refers to abnormal activities that can happen during sleep, apart from sleep apnea. Some examples are sleep-related eating disorder, sleep paralysis, REM sleep behavior disorder, confusional arousals and sleep aggression. Parasomnias can have negative effects on people during the daytime, including sleepiness. Parasomnias can also be triggered by other sleep disorders such as sleep apnea.

Quincy Regional Sleep Disorders Support Group meetings are helpful to anyone currently using sleep apnea therapy, those beginning therapy or those with questions about sleep apnea, as well as anyone dealing with any form of sleep disorder.  Family members and friends are also encouraged to attend. 

The support group is sponsored by The Blessing Sleep Center in association with the American Sleep Apnea Association, and the AWAKE (Alert, Well And Keeping Energetic) network.

For more information or to join the mailing list, please call The Blessing Sleep Center’s dedicated support group voicemail at (217) 277-5397.