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New Group formed for Sleep Disorders

GILLETTE, WY - Campbell County Health and the American Sleep Apnea Association have joined together to form A.W.A.K.E. (Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic), a quarterly health awareness group for people affected by sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition where people experience periods where they stop breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea is a serious health condition and can increase the risks for heart attack and stroke.

The first meeting of the A.W.A.K.E. group is Tuesday, March 1 from 7-8 pm in the Wyoming Room of the Campbell County Public Library. The group is free and open to anyone with questions about snoring, daytime sleepiness, restless legs, insomnia, unexplained high blood pressure, or those currently on C-PAP or BI-PAP for sleep apnea.

Guest speaker Patty Wilson will speak about her experiences with sleep apnea and how finding treatment saved her life. Staff from the CCMH Sleep Disorders Clinic will attend to answer any questions about sleep concerns, with refreshments provided by CCMH Home Medical Resources and Lincare, Inc.

Contact Dessie Hoxie at the Sleep Disorders Clinic at 688.2350 for more information, or visit www.ccmh.net.