Medical Center Hosts Community Lunch-n-Learn on Sleep

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Dr. James Meyer will speak on “A Good Night’s Sleep” at a Monday, March 12, community lunch-n-learn event from 12 – 1 p.m. in Greene County Medical Center’s education classroom.  Dr. Meyer will be discussing obstructive sleep apnea.  A sack lunch is included for those who RSVP.

Sleep apnea is the result of muscle relaxation in the back of the throat, which causes the airway to narrow and the throat to close during sleeping.  For those experiencing sleep apnea, the brain signals them to wake up to reopen the airway, resulting in choking, snorting and gasping for air throughout sleep.  The constant interruption during the night results in feeling drowsy during the waking hours.  Sleep apnea can be caused by weight, age, gender, genetics, smoking, and medication or alcohol use.

Meyer is affiliated with UnityPoint Clinic – Pulmonology in Fort Dodge.  He holds clinic hours at Greene County Medical Center on the second Monday of every month.

To RSVP or for more information about this event, please contact Care Management at 515-386-0469.