by Rick Griffin
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 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 legs 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.