Obstructive sleep apnea refers to a blockage of the upper airway during sleep that causes one to stop breathing periodically. Are you tired after a full night's rest? Do you snore? Are you tired throughout the day? Do you think you may have obstructive sleep apnea?

Date:  Friday, October 11, 2013
Time:  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cost:  Free ~ Appointments required.
Location:  St. Alexius Medical Clinic, 2700 8th St. NW, Minot ND

The consequences of untreated sleep apnea are as follows:

• Increased risk of death
• Risk of high blood pressure
• Risk of coronary artery disease
• Risk of stroke
• Impairment of memory, cognition
• Risk of heart failure
• Risk of diabetes mellitus
 
Screening consists of height, weight, blood pressure and neck circumference, followed by a sleep assessment conducted by a registered sleep technologist. 

Appointments can be made by calling 701-857-8029. 

Health screenings are not intended to replace a consultation with your physician. The goals of a health screening are to alert people of a health risk that might otherwise go undetected and recommend follow up with a physician as needed. The St. Alexius Community Health and Wellness Program provides education on the risk factors that increase one's chances of developing a health condition as well as lifestyle choices that can help reduce those risks.

Phone: 701-530-7700
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