Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sleep Apnea Surgery To Be Discussed

The AWAKE Support Group will be discussing the topic of surgical treatment for sleep apnea at its next meeting, scheduled for Thursday, July 29 from 6 to 8 pm at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Education Rooms 2, 3 and 4. Dr. Scott Keith of Upper Cumberland Otolaryngology will be the speaker. According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep apnea may affect between twenty and forty percent of the adult snoring population. Doctors say untreated sleep apnea can be harmful to your health, and new surgical treatments may be able to provide relief for sleep apnea. Sponsored by the Sleep Center at Cookeville Regional, the AWAKE. support group is for people in the Upper Cumberland area with sleep disorders, and anyone with a sleep disorder is encouraged to attend.