Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging presents Sleep Disorders and Diagnosis

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Do you, or do you know an older person who is having difficulty sleeping at night? Do you wake up in the middle of the night, or cause others to lose sleep? If this sounds familiar, join WIAAA and the Trinity Sleep Center for some useful information and ideas for a better night's sleep. The program will be Friday, Oct. 28 at the Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging, 729 - 34th Ave., Rock Island from 9 - 11 a.m. Refreshments will be served.

Sleep disorders involve any difficulties related to sleeping, including difficulty falling or staying asleep, falling asleep at inappropriate times, excessive total sleep time, and abnormal behaviors associated with sleep. Sleep apnea is a common disorder that can be serious. In sleep apnea, your breathing stops or gets very shallow. Each pause in breathing typically lasts 10 to 20 seconds or more. These pauses can occur 20 to 30 times or more an hour. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. That means you are unable to get enough air through your mouth and nose into your lungs.

Contact Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging at 309-793-6800 for registration and more information.