Sleep study specialist speaks at SINA

January 31, 2020

SINA held its weekly meeting on January 16 at the Centralia Recreation Complex. President Mike Chambers welcomed everyone to the meeting.
The members discussed the following upcoming events: February 15-16, the Centralia Home Show; February 15, Centralia High School Jazz Dinner; March 14, Central City Lions Club Reverse Raffle; and March 28, SPERO Easter Egg Hunt and Run.

President Chambers introduced Andy Davis from SSM St. Marys Hospital Sleep Study Center as the guest speaker. Andy has over 20 years in sleep study disorders. The hospital now has a new pediatric sleep study program.
Davis announced that kids need more sleep than they get nightly. Research shows they get 7.5 to 8.5 hours nightly. This is actually time when they are sleeping and not in bed. School children age 6-13 need 9 to 11 hours of sleep. Children ages 14-17 need 8 to 10 hours nightly. Adults ages 26 – 64 need 7 to 9 hours, and adults over 65 need 7 to 8 hours.

Davis reported that sleep and behavior have correlations. In the past many children were treated with medication for behavior disorders when, in fact, their problems might be from lack of sleep.

Please contact SSM St. Marys Hospital Sleep Study Department for any questions.

Future SINA meetingspeakers are as follows: January 23, Centralia Police Chief Greg Dodson; January 30, Aaron Lorence of Baldy’s Food Truck and Prepared Meals.

For any other information about SINA please contact Tina Suarez at