Wednesday, March 11, 2009

World Sleep Day

Dr. Antonio Culebras, a consultant at the Sleep Center at Community General Hospital, is the co-chair of World Sleep Day, March 20. This is the second year Dr. Culabras has co-chaired the event.

A professor of neurology at Upstate Medical University, State University of New York, Dr Culebras is a specialist in stroke and sleep disorders. He is active in the World Neurology Foundation, the American Academy of Neurology, the World Federation of Neurology, and the International Stroke Society.

World Sleep Day is organized as an international event by the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) to educate the public about the importance of sleep disorders. Click here to see a video of Dr. Culebras.

With specialists in neurology and pulmonology, Community General's fully-accredited Sleep Center is in its 21st year and diagnoses and treats sleep disorders and daytime alertness. The six-bed center is directed by Dr. Robert E. Westlake, Jr., a board-certified pulmonologist and specialist in sleep medicine.

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