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National Sleep Awareness Week 2013
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Mon, 2/18/2013 1:35 PM
National Sleep Awareness Week™, which takes place March 3-10, 2013, is an annual public education and awareness campaign to promote the importance of sleep. The week begins with the announcement of the National Sleep Foundation's Sleep in America poll results and ends with the clock change to Daylight Saving Time, where Americans lose one hour of sleep. 

As a member of the Foundation's Sleep Care Center, Methodist Healthcare will host events in our community throughout the week, providing sleep education to the public. Participate in Methodist Healthcare’s National Sleep Awareness Week activities the following ways:

Tune in to WYPL- TV 18 for the February Power of Sleep segment. This segment features Dr. William Mariencheck, a physician with Mid South Pulmonary Specialists and Kristi Lester, from the Methodist Sleep Disorders Center. This segment will air:  


  • Mondays: 3 am and 9 pm
  • Tuesdays: 12:30 am, 6:30 am, 6:30 pm
  • Wednesdays: 5 am, 8 pm, 11:30 pm
  • Thursdays: 12:30 pm
  • Fridays: 3 pm
  • Saturdays: 1:30 am
  • Sundays: 6:00 pm


Attend a community seminar. Methodist Sleep Disorders Center will host a community seminar Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 pm at Germantown’s Great Hall Conference Room. Dr. Suzette Panton will lead this educational seminar. Dr. Panton is a Board Certified Sleep Specialist through the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Panton received her medical degree from the University of the West Indies.  She completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Columbia University in New York and completed her Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Dr. Panton is an active member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.  In addition to being board certified in Sleep Medicine, Dr. Panton is also board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pulmonary Medicine; all through the American Board of Internal Medicine.

For more information on this community seminar, please email or call 901-820-3442.

Mark your calendar for Daylight Savings Time.  Don't Forget to Spring Forward! Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 10. Set your clocks one hour ahead.

If you believe you or your loved one may have a sleep disorder, consult your physician or contact the Methodist Sleep Disorders Center directly by calling 901-683-0044 to determine your best treatment option.

This information is provided by Methodist Healthcare and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition.


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