80 million adults have sleep apnea; only 1 in 5 are diagnosed
Sleep experts to lead discussion on sleep apnea, treatment options
Saturday, April 27 from 10 – 11 a.m.
Room opens at 9:30 a.m. for participant arrival
PCCMA Sleep Center
50 N. 12th Street, Lemoyne
Lower Level Entrance
Duck Donuts & Coffee will be provided to all attendees!
Space is limited. To register, contact Trevor at (717) 629-7168.
PCCMA is welcoming the public to a free event focusing on sleep apnea, a common condition that affects a person’s breathing during sleep.
More than 18 million adults in the United States have sleep apnea, but only about 20 percent have been diagnosed. A person with sleep apnea has times during sleep during which air cannot flow normally into the lungs. These pauses in airflow can occur off and on during sleep, and cause a person to wake up from a sound sleep. If sleep apnea is not treated, serious health problems may develop including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and depression.
Attendees will learn about sleep apnea symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. Patients previously diagnosed with sleep apnea are also encouraged to attend to ask questions about treatment options and hear from other patients.
PCCMA Sleep Center Manager Salvatore Santelli, RPSGT, CSE and Respiratory Therapist Trevor Burns, BS, RRT will lead the discussion.