The Norwalk Hospital Sleep Disorder Center is sponsoring its second sleep apnea support group for children on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Patio Room on the fifth floor of the hospital.

The support group is being presented free of charge.

The topic is "The Big Yawn: How Sleepiness Can Affect All Areas of Your Child's Life," and the featured speaker is Dr. Lewis Kass, director of pediatric sleep medicine at Norwalk Hospital.

The educational event for parents will also include face-painting and drawing activities for children. Children are encouraged to bring their CPAP masks for a fitting by experienced sleep technicians.

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The program is being offered as part of A.W.A.K.E. -- Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic -- of the American Sleep Apnea Association. A.W.A.K.E. is a health awareness program offered for those who suffer with sleep apnea, as well as their family, friends and anyone else interested in learning more about sleep apnea.

Seating is limited. Register by calling 203-852-2821 or 203-852-2833. Leave a message with your name, contact number or e-mail address and how many will be attending or e-mail jaye.armstrong@norwalkhealth.org, or walter.broadhurst@norwalkhealth.org.