Sleep is a time of rest for the body and brain. Sleep disorders such as snoring and sleep apnea will interfere with this rest mode, often leaving people tired during the day and may eventually lead to other health problems.
If you or someone you care for is experiencing sleep problems, please contact our office at (717) 728-9700 to schedule an appointment.
Snoring is a symptom that affects nearly half the adult population. It is the hoarse or harsh sound that occurs during sleep. When air flows past the relaxed tissue in your throat the tissue vibrates and causes the snoring sound. What Causes Snoring? Snoring can be caused by a number of factors. While you are…Read More
Sleep apnea is a disorder marked by one or more pauses in breathing during sleep; however, breathing typically resumes and may be accompanied by choking or gasping. This is a common disorder that can affect any age group, but adult men are more likely than women to have sleep apnea. However, most people who have…Read More
CPAP is continuous positive airway pressure. This treatment uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open and is beneficial for people with breathing problems such as sleep apnea. It is also used to treat preterm infants whose lungs are not fully developed. As the leading therapy for sleep apnea, CPAP requires patients to wear…Read More
Nasal obstruction is anything that blocks the flow of air into and out of the nose. Most cases of nasal obstruction are temporary due to the nature of the blockage. Nasal obstructions often result in snoring and even sleep apnea. Signs of a obstruction include breathing difficulty in one or both sides of the nose…Read More