St. Anthony’s Hospital Lecture Series Addresses Sleep Disorders

March 01, 2017
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (March 1, 2017) -- It is estimated by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center on Sleep Disorders Research that about 70 million Americans suffer from sleep problems. To help the community learn about the importance of good sleep habits, St. Anthony’s Hospital is hosting a lecture series on sleep.
The one-hour seminars are free and will be held at 5 p.m. in Classroom D in the Education Center on the first floor of the hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Darrell Bishop, sleep coordinator of the St. Anthony’s Sleep Disorders Center and a registered polysomnographic technologist who has been studying sleep for nearly 30 years, will present the lectures. 

The Importance of Sleep for Shift Work
Thursday, March 9

Learn about lack of sleep and its impact.

How Stress Can Harm Your Sleep 
Thursday, March 16

Learn how stress takes a serious toll on everyday functions and your ability to sleep. Discover how to manage stress to improve your sleep.

Coping with Common Sleep Disorders
Wednesday, March 22

Learn about the most common sleep disorder symptoms and discover how to manage them to improve your sleep.

Controlling Insomnia
Thursday, March 30 

Learn the simple lifestyle changes you can make and the daily habits to adopt to stop chronic insomnia without medication.

Free valet parking is available. To register, visit or call toll-free 1-855-269-4777.

About St. Anthony’s Hospital
St. Anthony’s Hospital is a 393-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany. St. Anthony’s has a rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care. For more information on St. Anthony’s, call (727) 953-6993 or go to

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