Genesee's Medina Campus Center Hosts 'Sleep Week'

BATAVIA, NY (02/22/2010)(readMedia)-- The Medina campus center of Genesee Community College is hosting a "Sleep Week" during February 22 - 26. In addition to a "relaxing" atmosphere, two special speakers will present on the topics of sleep disorders and the newly anticipated Polysomnographic Technology degree program. 'Sleep Week' is free and open to all community members.

Tuesday, February 23, from 5:00-6:00PM, Elise Banfield, instructor of Psychology at Genesee, will present "Sleep: A Look at Sleep Disorders and Healthy Sleep Patterns". This workshop will provide an overview of the sleep cycle, tips on getting a good night sleep, and information on sleep disorders. On Thursday, February 25, from 5:00-6:00PM, Ron Jacobs, Director of Respiratory Care will provide an overview of the Polysomnographic Technology program, the newest degree program at Genesee Community College and the first of its kind in any college or university in New York State. Polysomnographic Technology (or 'sleep study') is a fast growing profession in health care and involves the diagnosis of more than 100 sleep disorders.

"Sleep Week is a perfect opportunity for anyone interested in learning about sleep disorders or is contemplating enrolling in Genesee's newly proposed Polysomnographic Technology program in the fall," Ron Jacobs said. "Not only is the field of sleep study fascinating, but there is a growing need for qualified technicians in our area."

These workshops are free and open to the public. For further information or to sign-up, please contact Lyndsey Oliver, at (585) 798-1688 or The Medina Campus Center is located at 11470 Maple Ridge Road (31A) in Medina.

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