Learn how sleeplessness affects our cardio/pulmonary systems, as well as our brain function.
Representatives from the St. Charles Sleep Center discuss the importance of sleep. During the presentation staff will discuss how sleeplessness affects our entire body from our cardio/pulmonary systems to our brain function. Find out about sleep apnea, and about sleep issues facing our aging population.
Dr. David Dedrick is an attending physician with St. Charles Health System and medical director of the St. Charles Sleep Center. He received his medical training at Virginia Commonwealth University with subsequent training in internal medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pulmonary disease, critical care and sleep medicine through numerous internships, residencies and fellowships. His specialty interests include the neurophysiology of sleep and ventilation during sleep with active research in the arena of alternative therapies to treat sleep apnea other than CPAP.