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HealthyU Lecture: "Sleep, Health and Well-Being"

Monday, March 16, 2015

10 a.m.

As we age, a sound night’s sleep becomes a rare treat. Sleep medicine specialist Dr. Obo Addy will explain why this happens and how it affects our overall health when he presents “Sleep, Health and Well-Being” at this month’s “HealthyU” lecture at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community administered by Covenant Retirement Communities.

The presentation will take place Monday, March 16. Coffee and refreshments begin at 9 a.m., followed by the presentation at 10 a.m.

Sleep patterns change as we age. Medication and changes in our natural circadian rhythm can make it more difficult to fall, and stay, asleep. Addy will explain what causes changes in our sleep patterns, how those changes affect our health, and steps we can take to help settle in to a better night’s sleep. He’ll also highlight the most common sleep disorders.

Addy has worked in sleep medicine for more than 25 years. After graduating from the University of Ghana Medical School, he received training in psychiatry and clinical neurophysiology at Duke University Medical School, Durham, N.C., and training in sleep medicine at Cleveland Clinic. He had a clinical psychiatry and sleep practice at Emory University Medical School, Atlanta, before moving to Grand Rapids, where he continues to practice sleep medicine at Michigan Medical PC.

The free program is part of Covenant Village of the Great Lakes’ “HealthyU” monthly lecture series. Reservations are not required. For more information, please visit or call (877) 812-8745.

Covenant Village of the Great Lakes is located at 2510 Lake Michigan Dr., N.W., Grand Rapids.

Event Type: Lectures 

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