The heavy sleeper: The connections between weight and sleep apnea
From Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital
Approximately 18 million Americans have sleep apnea and being overweight is a major contributing factor. As a person gains weight, especially in the trunk and neck area, the risk of sleep apnea increases due to compromised breathing.
Dr.Don Yarbrough from Samaritan Bariatric Surgery Program will talk about the connection between sleep apnea and weight, April 24 at 5:30, Newport Recreation Center, just east of City Hall. He will explore the options available to people who are looking for ways to get their weight and sleep back on track.
Yarbrough is the guest speaker for a support group called AWAKE (Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic).
The AWAKE group offers a place to discuss issues that are important to sleep apnea sufferers and users of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines. New members are always welcome.
For more information, please call (541)574-4885 x2102.