Snoring can be more than just annoying. It may be symptom of a serious
health condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). People with OSA
stop breathing again and again during sleep. These pauses in breathing
can last 10 to 90 seconds and may happen hundreds of times a night. OSA
is the most common form of sleep apnea and is caused by blockages or narrowing
in the nose, mouth or throat.
You can find out how OSA is diagnosed and treated at the October meeting
of the AWAKE Support Group. ENT
D’Antoni “Tony” Dennis, MD, of North Oaks Physician Group will lead the free meeting on Wednesday,
Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center in Hammond.
Registration is not required, and attendees are welcome to bring their
C--PAP for a free pressure check.
AWAKE, which stands for Alert Well And Keeping Energetic, is a nationally
recognized support group for individuals with any type of sleep disorder
and their family and friends. North Oaks Sleep Disorders Center, which
is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, sponsors the
The E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center is located within North Oaks Diagnostic
Center at 15837 Paul Vega, MD, Drive in Hammond.
For more information, call the
North Oaks Sleep Disorders Center at (985) 230-6083.