Connie Izquierdo, gave an interesting presentation about the primary causes of sleep distrubance. She outlined how obstruction of the airway while sleeping can cause the urge to unrinate, to snore and sleep apnea.  Inadequiate sleep can contribute to diabetes, heart failure and Alzheimers.  While a CPAP device is often recommended to solve the airway problem, it is too cumbersome for some people.  Connie runs Interactive Speech Associates in Wilmette where she does myofunctional therapy, which teaches clients how to exercise orofascial muscles to help open the airway for easier breathing at night.