Mercy Expert to Discuss Sleep Disorders

November 14, 2014

Did you sleep well last night? All that tossing and turning may not be from stress or anxiety, but from sleep apnea. It’s a common disorder but it often goes undiagnosed.

To help patients understand sleep disorders, Mercy Hospital Berryville is hosting two presentations at the Berryville Community Center, located at 601 Drive Spurlin Circle. Vickie Ginn, registered sleep technologist, will speak at the course.

“Sleep apnea isn’t something you’ll diagnose during a regular doctor’s visit,” said Ginn.”We’ll discuss how sleep apnea is the leading cause of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, and it’s closely related to diabetes. However, it is preventable and curable in most cases.”

The first free seminar will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25; the second will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2. Please RSVP to either course at least six days in advance. Call 870-423-5236 to reserve your spot.

Refreshments will be provided.