Common Sleep Disorder Symptoms
The inner ear serves two purposes: hearing and balance. There are mechanisms in the ear that inform the brain about your position, orientation in space and movement, and all times to keep you in balance.
A false sensation of spinning or whirling, known as vertigo, can occur when the signal to the brain is blocked or misfires.
The ear is made up of three sections: the outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear. Each of these areas is susceptible to infections, which can be painful. Young children have a greater tendency to get earaches.
While most ear pain resolves itself in a matter of days, you should get a physical examination to understand the type of infection, prevent it from spreading and obtain treatment to help alleviate the pain.
Hearing loss has a lot of different causes and manifestations. It can be sudden or gradual. It can occur in one ear or both ears. It can be temporary or permanent.
It happens to people of all ages and is associated with the aging process. Before discussing causes and treatments for hearing loss, it is important to understand how hearing works.
There are a variety of sores that can occur in or around the mouth. Most are benign, but some may be indicative of cancer.
Neck pain is often a result of overuse of the muscles and ligaments in the neck from sports, recreational activities, work, or household chores.
It is generally characterized by stiffness, a kink, or severe pain in the neck, shoulders, upper back, and/or arms. Neck pain can also be caused by stress, trauma, injury or may be a symptom of the flu or meningitis.
The nose serves three primary functions: to warm, humidify and filter air as it passes into the body.
Breathing problems may impact one or multiple of these functions. Breathing problems can be temporary or chronic, mild or severe, but they usually increase with age.
Snoring / Sleep Apnea
Snoring is a noise produced during sleep that originates in the back of the throat or nose.
Snoring occurs when the muscles in the back of the mouth, tongue, and throat relax while sleeping, which narrows or blocks the airway.
Breathing causes your uvula (soft palate) to vibrate and knock against the back of the throat, resulting in the snoring sound.
Everyone experiences sore throats when they have a cold or flu.
But there are other reasons for sore throats that may be symptomatic of more serious problems.
Head and Neck Cancers
Most head and neck cancers are relatively preventable since they are highly correlated with tobacco use and alcohol consumption.
They are also generally curable if caught early. Symptoms to watch out for include pain swallowing, trouble breathing, ear pain, a lump in the neck that lasts longer than two weeks, a growth in the mouth and bleeding from the mouth, nose or throat.
There are many symptoms that lead to sleep disorders and as a double board-certified physician in both Sleep Medicine and Otolaryngology, Dr. Brodner, uses a variety of techniques to treat these various issues.