June 25, 2013 (La Mesa) – The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free senior discussion group presentation on “The Importance of Sleep,” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26. The public is invited to attend, and RSVP is not required. The speaker will be Jason Chagnon, senior technician with Grossmont Hospital Sleep Disorders Center.
The discussion on June 26 will include information from Chagnon on the most common sleep disorders, when to seek treatment and tips on how to get a better night’s rest. Among the most common sleep disorders: insomnia, a hard time falling or staying asleep; sleep apnea, breathing interruptions during sleep; restless leg syndrome, a tingling or prickly sensation in the legs; narcolepsy, daytime sleep attacks. People with sleep disorders may wake up feeling tired or may feel sleepy during the day even if they have had enough sleep.
The Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, accessible both on-site and via the Internet. The library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County. For more information, phone the library at (619) 825-5010 or visit www.herricklibrary.org