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Book Talk: Sleep Disorders & Their Health Risks

February 18, 2019 - 4:33pm -- jfuentes

Author Talk: Ana Arelys Cruz Cabrera
Monday, March 18, 6:00PM - 7:30PM.
Olneyville Library

Do you or a loved one have difficulty sleeping, snore or fall asleep at inappropriate times? Do you suffer from sleep apnea? If so, you will glean important information and answers at a book talk at Olneyville Library by Ana Arelys Cruz Cabrera 

Ms. Cruz Cabrera will discuss her latest book, Experiences and Techniques of Sleep Studies, an easy-to-read, dual language English/Spanish guide of respiratory sleep disorders and how to treat them. She will sign copies of her book as part of the event.

The following guest panelists will also participate in the presentation:

Dr. Candida Castillo
Jun Mei, sleep manager 
Patricia Smith, Respiratory Therapist
Eliana Sanchez, Psychologist

Dr R. Gupta will provide comments about the new publication, while the Honorable Vice Consul Milciades Figuereo of the Consulate-General of the Dominican Republic in Boston will attend as Guest of Honor.

According to the American Sleep Association, between 50 and 70 million adults have sleep disorders. Thirty percent of adults suffer from some degree of insomnia and one in ten suffers chronic wakefulness. Almost half of Americans snore. More worrying still, four percent of drivers report actually falling asleep at the wheel of a vehicle at least once in the previous month. Ms. Cruz Cabrera asserts that respiratory sleep disorders affect all age groups and can play a role in conditions such as stroke, hypertension, diabetes and an inability to recall important details. Her book, published by Stillwater River Publications, provides a comprehensive summary of the state of play of research in the field of sleep disorders. 

Ana Arelys Cruz Cabrera is a technologist and researcher in the field of sleep disorders. She is a graduate of the Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College and has worked at Rhode Island Hospital for 14 years. Ms Cruz Cabrera has organized conferences and community activities to create awareness of sleep disorders and her work has been published in the prestigious magazine CHEST, a scientific investigation of the use of precision technology in the detection of obstructive sleep apnea. Ms. Cruz Cabrera was born in the Dominican Republic and is a published author and poet. More about her work and publications may be found here

For more about this event, contact Joseph Morra or call 401-421-4084.