SleepApneaDisorder/ [Press Release ]/Los Angeles, California /Aviisha Medical Institute, LLC, the  national leader in home sleep care, is inviting the public to attend its  obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) webinars. The webinars are broadcasted live on the  first Monday of every month at 1pm PST. They webinars are hosted by Dr. Avi  Ishaaya and cover a broad range of topics related to sleep apnea. Dr. Avi is a  board-certified pulmonologist who specializes in treating sleep disorders. He is  the one of nation’s foremost experts on sleep issues and has been featured in  Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal.

The webinars were originally designed for physicians in Aviisha’s MD Home  Sleep Program (www.aviisha.com/mdhsp),  but interest and demand have changed that. “The webinars are a great way for all  people to learn about sleep apnea,” said Dr. Avi. “Sleep apnea carries serious  consequences for sufferers as well as their partners. Its prevalence is rising  dramatically yet only 10-20% of sufferers are diagnosed. We hope that opening  these webinars to the public can help raise awareness.”

Raising awareness is a top priority for Aviisha. Between 1 and every 5 to 15  people are affected by sleep apnea and the number is expected to increase. Some  of the main signs of sleep apnea are loud snoring, daytime sleepiness, and  frequent pauses in breathing during sleep. “People with sleep apnea will  literally stop breathing in their sleep, generally for 20-40 seconds at a time.  Before that, their snoring will get louder and louder as the airway gets  narrower,” explained Dr. Avi. Since men are at higher risk for sleep apnea than  women, wives with snoring husbands are in a key position to detect sleep apnea  and discuss it with their partners.

The educational webinars cover a range of topics related to sleep apnea and  are suitable for people interested in health, people who snore or know someone  who snores, patients receiving treatment, physicians and clinicians, and  teachers. Some of the topics include: signs and symptoms, risk factors, health  consequences, home sleep testing, treatment, CPAP adherence, and more. The  webinars last between 20 and 30 minutes and conclude with a brief Q&A  session.

The next webinar is scheduled for November 7, 2011 at 1pm Pacific Standard  Time. You can access the webinar by going to connectpro18419703.adobeconnect.com/webinar  and selecting “enter as guest.” There is no fee to attend the webinar. A  complete schedule can be accessed by going to www.aviisha.com/webinars.

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