Educating the Community About the Importance of a Good Night's Sleep.
Sleep Disorders Staff put on a free sleep disorders seminar at Memorial Medical Center in Livingston. PolkCountyToday.com was there (it was a real eye opener).
Yana Ogletree with the Sleep Disorders Center welcomed guests, and introduced Dr. Robert Fayle.
LIVINGSTON, May 20, 2009 - Livingston Memorial Hospital Sleep Disorders Center put on a free seminar on Tuesday, May 19, 2009. An audience gathered in a conference room at the hospital to hear an eye opening seminar about the many dangers of chronic sleep disorders. Tens of millions of Americans do not get enough sleep due to chronic sleep disorders. In addition to making you tired and perhaps a little cranky at work and home, Dr. Robert Fayle of the Sleep Disorders Center of Livingston addressed the audience about the more serious realities of sleep deprivation. Some of the more serious results can be: greatly increased stress, diabetes, high blood pressure, higher risk of stroke and even heart failure. According to Dr. Fayle, tests were conducted on the effects of sleep deprivation when people are driving. Subjects who were deprived of sleep drove a mild obstacle course and were tested against people who were legally drunk on whiskey; the drunk people performed better behind the wheel of a car than those who were suffering from sleep deprivation. Please click the YouTube video below for a 19 second clip of what can happen when driving while sleepy.
Common sleep disorders are:
Insomnia: Insomnia is a prolonged and abnormal ability to obtain adequate sleep
Breathing Disorders: Breathing disorders usually occur with sleep apnea,
According to Dr. Fayle, studies show that a person's memory is significantly weakened when they don't get the proper amount of sleep. Other symptoms are slowed thinking, trouble paying attention, heavy eyelids, feeling cranky and feeling sleepy throughout the day. Dr. Fayle discussed treatments for various sleep disorders and things you can do to better prepare yourself for a good night's sleep. Following Dr. Fayle's presentation the floor was opened up for questions from the audience. Refreshments were provided, and attendees toured Livingston Memorial Hospital's state of the art sleep disorder facilities.
There's Good News The good news is most insurance will cover sleep disorders treatments. More good news is that Livingston is fortunate enough to have a fully staffed sleep disorders team with state of the art facilities all right here in Livingston. For more information on sleep disorders and what you can do if you have a possible sleeping disorder, please visit the Livingston Sleep Disorders Center web site.
Dr. Robert Fayle, Neurologist, Sleep Disorder M.D. addresses the audience about the importance of a good night's sleep, and the realities of sleeping disorders.
Dr. Fayle explained why breathing devices like these are often necessary for those who have sleep apnea. Fayle disclosed to the audience that he uses one himself to treat his own sleep apnea.
A feel of home in a state of the art facility. One of the sleeping disorder beds used to diagnose sleeping disorders.
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