The Northfield Hospital Sleep Center will host a free informational session on sleep disorders Saturday, Nov. 1, 8 a.m. to noon in the Conference Center in the lower level of the hospital.
“Lights Out: The Path to Successful Sleep,” will feature presentations on the latest research and practices in the field of Sleep Medicine. Bryan Hoff, MD, Director of Northfield Hospital Sleep Center, will speak about “Shift Work and Circadian Rhythms; Gerard O’Halloran, MD, an ENT specialist with certification in Sleep Medicine, will speak about “Obstructive Sleep Apnea,” and Dr. William Hoekstra, a psychologist with Allina Medical Center, will speak about “What is Normal Sleep and Insomnia.” In addition, Robert Hoover, a representative from Allina Health Home Oxygen and Medical Equipment , will be there to speak about “Taking the Mystery Out of PAP Therapy.”
There will be time for questions and conversation with sleep specialists. Continuing education credits are available.
One in four people is at risk for sleep disorders, with 90 percent of those still unidentified. The Sleep Center can help patients uncover their specific barriers to sleep through clinical study.
The informational session is free, but pre-registration is required. To register, e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.