If you have trouble sleeping, you’re in good company. More than 40 million Americans (1 in 7!) don’t get a good night’s sleep. At the same time, few may realize that the problem is jeopardizing their health. Sleep deprivation has been linked to careless driving, poor decision-making, depressed immune systems - even obesity.
Linda DeWitt, MN, ARNP, from Kitsap Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, will discuss insomnia causes and treatment options at the March 20 AWAKE meeting. Harrison’s sleep support group is free and open to all. Attendees are encouraged to bring their CPAP machines for a free pressure check. Refreshments will be provided.
The meeting takes place from 7 to 9 pm at the Harrison Medical Center Annex, located at Sheridan Village, 750 Lebo Blvd., one block west of the main hospital in East Bremerton. For more information, contact Susan McInturff, CPAP Coordinator for Harrison’s Sleep Center, at 360-792-6882.
Harrison Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital and the region’s busiest medical center, offering medical, surgical and emergency services on campuses in Bremerton, Silverdale and Port Orchard to serve the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas. To learn about Harrison’s many healthcare services, call 360-377-3911 or visit harrisonmedical.org.