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Sleep apnea focus of Oklahoma Home and Community Education lesson

BY GALE GOODNER, OSU Extension Service Modified: October 19, 2012 at 11:08 am •  Published: October 19, 2012
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Residents who would like to find out more about sleep apnea are invited to attend a seminar focusing on the subject Thursday, Oc. 25, at 9:30 a.m. at the Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service.

The “Sleep Apnea: The Energy Robber” workshop is sponsored by Oklahoma County Oklahoma Home and Community Education groups and is offered free of charge to the public.

“Around one hundred million people are chronically sleep deprived,” said Lisa Hamblin, the OHCE advisor and a Family and Consumer Sciences Educator for the Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service. “In our country, about 40 million Americans have some sort of sleep disorder and ninety-five percent of them don’t even know it.”

The sleep apnea seminar will look at the signs and symptoms of the condition, the effects when the condition is untreated, plus options and treatments when the condition does exist.

“We want to encourage anyone who thinks they would like to find out more information about this topic to plan to attend,” Hamblin explained.

The seminar, which will last approximately an hour, will be held in the auditorium of the Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service, located at 930 N Portland.

For more information about the program, contact the Extension Service at 713-1125.