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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center will offer a class on obstructive sleep apnea from 9-10 a.m Tuesday, Jan. 15. The class will be held in the hospital’s second-floor conference rooms, 1000 Rush Dr., Salida.

The class, led by registered sleep technician TC Rodak, will help participants understand how to prepare for a sleep study and what happens during the study. Sleep apnea and various related treatments will be discussed, including information about continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.

Snoring can make for a bad night’s sleep, for both the person who snores, and the person trying to get a good night of sleep next to a person who snores. But if it happens because you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it’s a sign of a bigger problem. According to WebMD, the condition raises your risk for other health issues like high blood pressure and diabetes. It can even make you more dangerous on the road.

HRRMC is offering the class free-of-charge to anyone interested in learning more about the condition. It is recommended for those whose health care providers have ordered a sleep study or suspects sleep apnea as a cause of sleep problems or underlying health issues.

HRRMC Marketing and Public Relations Specialist April Obholz Bergeler says that refreshments and a light breakfast will be provided. Any questions about the class or content should be directed to Rodak at 719-530-2280.