Sleepless nights or lack of sleep is a problem that affects millions of
Americans. Not getting a healthy amount of sleep can not only have a negative
impact on your overall health, but can impair your ability to work and
can even jeopardize the safety of you or others!
One common stealer of sleep is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is the reduction
or cessation of airflow during sleep due to obstruction/collapse of upper
airway. This condition affects up to 18 million Americans, and many remain
undiagnosed. The reduced airflow causes repeated night time wake-ups,
reduces quality of sleep which then reduces quality of life. To learn
more about the effects and treatment of this condition, join Matthew Abraham,
MD for his lecture on Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Sleep Apnea, But Were Too
Tired to Ask is a free seminar being held Friday, September 28 at 12 noon at Lake Charles
Memorial Hospital Shearman Conference Center on Oak Park Blvd. A light
lunch is provided and reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance.
For more information or to make a reservation, please visit
lcmh.com/seminar or call (337) 494-2936.
Dr. Abraham has more than 15 years of experience in sleep medicine. Prior
to coming to Memorial he worked at Our Lady of Lourdes Comprehensive Sleep
Disorder Center in Lafayette and Premiere Sleep Medicine Center in Baton
Rouge. He received his degree in biology and minor in chemistry from the
University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette. He achieved his medical
degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center School of Medicine
in Shreveport. His postgraduate training includes a family medicine residency
at LSU University Medical Center in Lafayette and a sleep medicine fellowship
at Tulane University School of Medicine.