DERRY – Parkland Medical Center will offer a free information session “How to get back to a good night’s sleep - is it stress or is it apnea?” on Tues., September 29, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at Greystone Farm at Salem, 242 Main Street, Salem. Individuals who suffer from any type of sleep issue are encouraged to attend.

This event will educate participants regarding many underlying health or life issues that may be preventing them from experiencing restful sleep. In addition, it will show them how to work with healthcare providers to get back to a good night of sleep.

Center for Life Management medical director, Kevin DiCesare, MD, will discuss how stress in daily life can lead to poor sleep and will review steps that can be taken to encourage healthy sleep habits. As medical director, Dr. DiCesare leads the medical staff of this region’s largest and most comprehensive provider of outpatient behavioral health care services. He is certified by the American board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Serious health risks such as heart attack, irregular heartbeat, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes can result from, or contribute to, untreated sleep disorders. Alphonse J. Baluta, MD, FACP of Parkland Physician Services will speak to participants about working with their primary care physician to identify indications in their health history that may be contributing to their sleep difficulties and which may require further investigation through a sleep study. Dr. Baluta has been practicing primary care medicine in Londonderry for over 25 years.

Finally, Dr. George Neal, MD, a board certified neurologist and sleep medicine specialist on staff at the Center for Sleep Diagnostics at Parkland Medical Center will present information on common sleep disorders; insomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea. These conditions are easily diagnosed through diagnostic evaluation including sleep studies and when successfully treated, considerably reduce the individual’s risk of stroke, heart and blood pressure problems, glucose levels, reflux issues and daytime fatigue. Dr. Neal is board certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and in the subspecialty of Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

While the session is free, advanced registration for “How to get back to a good night’s sleep” is necessary in order to plan accordingly. Please call Parkland’s Consult-A-Nurse physician referral and health information service at (877) 642-2362 to reserve your spot.

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