National Sleep Foundation http://redriverradio.org en Sleep apnea screenings under way in Shreveport http://redriverradio.org/post/sleep-apnea-screenings-under-way-shreveport <p>A Shreveport physician and board certified sleep specialist is providing free screenings this week for sleep apnea in recognition of National Sleep Awareness Week. Sleep apnea is a disorder whereby a&nbsp;person briefly stops breathing during sleep, and it happens repeatedly. According to Dr. Mary Beth Valiulis, in severe cases it’s akin to running a marathon at night. The body is wiped out.</p><p></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:35:36 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 24414 at http://redriverradio.org Sleep apnea screenings under way in Shreveport