Provena Mercy Medical Center offers sleep disorders lecture

By on November 8, 2009

Provena Mercy Medical Center will offer a lecture on various sleep disorders. If you find yourself becoming tired during the day, having difficulty waking up in the morning or snoring excessively, then this lecture may be what you need.

The lecture, set for 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Behavioral Health Services Building at the Provena Mercy Medical Center, will feature Sean Rardin, MD. He will explain the importance of sleep and ways to help you achieve a more restful night’s sleep. Dr. Rardin will also help attendees identify the signs of a sleep disorder and when it’s time to seek medical assistance. Margaret Lindskog from Provena Home Health will walk attendees through a sleep study and conduct a tour of the Provena Mercy Sleep Lab.

Facts about sleep

• Excessive daytime sleepiness is the
second most-common cause of
driving fatalities, after alcohol.

• Obstructive sleep apnea affects one
in five people in the United States.

• Up to 90 percent of those who suffer
from sleep apnea are undiagnosed.

For information, call 1-866-776-8362. or visit www.provena.org/mercy.