Monday, July 27, 2009

Insomnia Treatment to be Discussed

Dr. Brian Wind, a specialist in sleep disorders, will be speaking on Thursday, July 30, at 6 pm about "Insomnia - Its Effects and Treatment Options" at the A.W.A.K.E. support group meeting to be held at the Cookeville Community Center. The public is invited to attend. Insomnia is a sleep disorder that includes having trouble falling or staying asleep. Not getting enough sleep can also make you feel depressed or have mood swings. People with insomnia have one or more of the following symptoms: difficulty falling asleep; waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep; waking up too early in the morning and feeling tired upon waking. Sponsored by the Sleep Center at Cookeville Regional, the A.W.A.K.E. support group is for people in the Upper Cumberland area with sleep disorders, and anyone with a sleep disorder is encouraged to attend. People who have CPAP/BIPAP equipment are also urged to bring it in for a free service check-up at the meeting. The A.W.A.K.E. Support Group meets periodically throughout the year. For further information, contact Christopher Clinton at The Sleep Center (931) 646-2753.