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Northern Essex Celebrates Sleep Awareness Week

Submitted by on March 4, 2011 – 1:33 pm

Do you or someone you know have problems sleeping? If yes, you may want to attend Northern Essex Community College’s celebration of Sleep Awareness Week, Wednesday, March 23 from 11a.m. to 2p.m. in Lecture Hall A of the Spurk building on the college’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

Free and open to the public, the event aims to educate the public on the importance of sleep health, common sleep disorders, and the consequences of poor sleep. During the event there will be a live set up of a sleep study demonstrating what happens during a sleep test. Participants will also have the opportunity to have a free sleep screening and enter to win a raffle for a $250 gift certificate for Jordan’s Furniture with a ‘relaxation’ gift basket. Two representatives from AAA will also be presenting the dangers and prevention of “Drowsy Driving.”

Northern Essex Community College offers a Sleep Technology Certificate program which combines classroom study, laboratory practice, and clinical experiences. Graduates from this program are prepared to take the Registered Polysomnography Technologist examination and will be ready for a career in sleep medicine. Most graduates work in hospital sleep labs. The 10-month program is offered in a traditional classroom setting or online.

For more information on the Sleep Technology Program, visit the college website or contact John Murray, program coordinator, or 978 738-7274.