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"Sleep hygiene" discussed at upcoming meeting of A.W.A.K.E.

The Silicon Valley A.W.A.K.E. (Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic) group has scheduled sleep specialist Vadim Kagramanov, M.D., to discuss “Sleep Hygiene – The Healthy Habits of Good Sleep” 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday in conference rooms A and B at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Center, 701 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View.

Kagramanov, who works at PAMF’s Sunnyvale Sleep Center, will define what is considered normal as far as sleep is concerned and recommend ways to improve sleep without medications.

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

A.W.A.K.E. is a support group for people with sleep-disordered breathing and their families. The group functions as a forum for exchanging information and increasing awareness of sleep disorders and related health concerns. The monthly meetings, led by group moderator and Los Altos resident Les Besser and attended by at least one staff member from PAMF’s Sleep Center, provide education, social interaction and opportunities to share and learn about current research and developments in sleep disorders, treatment and equipment.

Before and after the meeting, representatives of Philips/Respironics, a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)equipment manufacturer, will display their latest products and answer questions about CPAP machines and masks.

Admission is free and open to the public.

To register and for more information, call 934-7373 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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