Free UTHSCT-sponsored seminar on sleep set for Thursday, March 27, at Gilmer National Bank in Gilmer

Thursday, March 20, 2008

GILMER – If you’re snoring heavily and frequently waking up gasping for air or if you can’t sleep because your legs won’t be still, you may have a serious sleep disorder.

Chronic medical conditions or poor sleep habits that keep you awake can lead to major health problems, including diabetes and heart disease.

You can learn how to get a better night’s sleep and improve your health at “Be a Sleep Detective,” a free seminar scheduled for 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 27, at Gilmer National Bank, 900 N. Wood in Gilmer.

The seminar is sponsored by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

Susan Barrows, MD, will describe common types of sleep disorders, their symptoms, and how to treat them. She also will discuss how to help family members with sleep problems.

Dr. Barrows, a specialist with UTHSCT’s Center for Sleep Disorders, is board certified in sleep medicine.

Free blood pressure screening will be available beginning at 9:30 a.m., with the presentation starting at 10 a.m.

The health education seminar is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Refreshments will be provided.

To register, please call (903) 877-5122.

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