Women’s health event to focus on sleep

Staff reports

TROY — Premier Health’s “Women, Wisdom and Wellness” speaker series will host “Sleeping Beauty: Tips for a More Restful Night” Thursday, May 19, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at The Crystal Room, 845 W. Market St., Troy.

Many factors may hinder a woman’s sleep, such as environment, diet, stress, incontinence, menopause, sleep apnea, and more. So what’s keeping you up at night? This free women’s health seminar will discuss common causes of sleepless nights and tips for how you can achieve a better night’s sleep.

Presented by Upper Valley Medical Center, the event will feature panelists Rashmi Bolinjkar, MD, OB/GYN of Upper Valley Women’s Center; Aaron J. Kaibas, DO, Cardiovascular Disease of Upper Valley Cardiology; Jerry McGlothen, UVMC Sleep Center, and Diane Birchfield, UVMC Dietitian.

Dayton radio personality Kim Faris of B94.5 will be the special emcee for the event.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults should average seven to nine hours of sleep per night, and women are more likely than men to have difficulty falling and staying asleep. Insufficient sleep affects overall health – including energy levels, mood, and productivity, and can increase the risk for more serious chronic diseases. This program will provide valuable information for those interested in better sleep.

Registrant check-in begins at 5:30 p.m., with a light dinner and panel discussion at 6 p.m. Following the program, guests are encouraged to participate in “girls’ night out” activities including free health screenings, complimentary chair massages, drawings for door prizes, and more.

Space is limited, and registration is required by May 12. For more information or to register, call 1-866-608-FIND (3463) or visit PremierHealth.com/womenseries.

Staff reports