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Free Seminar: Everything You've Wanted to Know About Sleep Apnea But Were Too Tired to Ask

Dr. AbrahamSleepless 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 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.