Published on October 04, 2011
Sleep apnea expert talks about science of sleep
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MONTEREY, Calif. — Dr. Mark Abramson will talk about the science behind sleep apnea at a meeting Monday, October 10 of AWAKE — Alert, Well, and Keeping Energized — a free sleep apnea support group that is open to the public.
Abramson, a dentist who practices in Monterey and Redwood City, specializes in the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring. He is the inventor of the OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway System™, a device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat snoring, sleep apnea, and breathing issues.
An estimated 12 million Americans have sleep apnea, a breathing disorder in which airflow is restricted or completely blocked. It occurs when the muscles relax during sleep, causing soft tissue in the back of the throat to collapse and block the upper airway.
AWAKE meetings are sponsored by Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula's Sleep Disorders Center, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Monday's meeting is from 6:30-8 p.m. in conference room A of the hospital, 23625 Holman Highway, Monterey. No registration is required. For more information, call 649-7210.
ABOUT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 205 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at http://www.chomp.org/