Science Cafe to explore snoring, sleep apnea

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Science Cafe to explore snoring, sleep apnea

Ron Attanasio

The next Nebraska Science Cafe presentation will feature Ron Attanasio discussing “Snoring and Sleep Apnea.” The free lecture is 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Lincoln Downtown Courtyard Mariott.

Attanasio is a professor in the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry. He also has a part-time practice at Nebraska Dental Sleep Medicine, focused on sleep disorders and facial pain.

In the Science Cafe presentation, Attanasio will discuss the physiologic processes contributing to snoring and sleep apnea, the symptoms and diagnostic methods for sleep apnea, the adverse health consequences of sleep apnea, and the different treatment options including surgery, positive airway pressure, and oral appliances.

Nebraska’s Science Cafes share science research with the public from faculty at the University of Nebraska. Part of a worldwide grassroots movement, the Science Cafe objective is to engage the public in conversations about science with a casual, open format, using plain language, inclusive conversation and a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for people with little or no science background – or for those with science expertise looking to discover more about new topics.

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