Group holds event to address sleep issues Group holds event to address sleep issues Advocate staff report Oct. 10, 2013 Comments Snoring can be a symptom of a serious health condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. People with OSA stop breathing for at least 10 to 90 seconds several times during sleep. The condition is the most common form of sleep apnea and is caused by blockages or narrowing in the nose, mouth or throat. Dr. D’Antoni “Tony” Dennis, of North Oaks Physician Group, will provide answers to some of the most asked questions during a free meeting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the E. Brent Dufreche Conference Center, 15837 Paul Vega, MD, Drive, Hammond. Registration is not required, and attendees are welcome to bring their C-PAP for a free pressure check. AWAKE, which stands for Alert Well And Keeping Energetic, is a nationally recognized support group for individuals with any type of sleep disorder and their family and friends. North Oaks Sleep Disorders Center, which is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, sponsors the quarterly meetings. For information, call the North Oaks Sleep Disorders Center at (985) 230-6083 or visit www.northoaks.org.