Kaweah Delta set to host July 21 sleep disorders support group

VISALIA – Tulare County residents who are having trouble sleeping or know someone who has a sleep disorder are invited to attend Kaweah Delta’s A.W.A.K.E support group on Monday, July 21, in Visalia.  

The free support group is called A.W.A.K.E. because it helps people stay alert, well and keep energetic.  

The support group will host a CPAP workshop and free sleep apnea screenings from 5:30-7 p.m. inside the Acequia Wing Conference Room (first floor of Kaweah Delta Medical Center) at Acequia Avenue and Floral Street. People should bring CPAP machine, hose and mask to the assessment. CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure, a treatment that uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open.  

Approximately 40 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with sleep disorders each year. Long-term effects include: heart attack, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure and more. Located at 126 S. Floral St., Kaweah Delta’s Sleep Disorders Center is an eight-room center staffed with board-registered technologists who conduct sleep studies in a home-like setting. All tests are interpreted by physicians who are board certified in sleep medicine.