I want to help people who feel that they might have sleep apnea and this is why I am providing home sleep tests at no cost to my community
WEST MILFORD, NJ (PRWEB) November 13, 2012
In efforts to help New Jersey residents, Dr. Gary Glick, D.D.S., F.A.G.D., is currently offering free in-home sleep tests and screenings to those who feel that they might be at risk for having sleep apnea. This opportunity will only be available for a limited amount of time. “Sleep apnea's destructiveness is not well known by the general public. The myriad of health problems that it can cause or increase is widespread,” Glick said.
An in-home sleep test is an alternative to spending the night in a sleep lab. It gives someone the opportunity to take the test in the comfort of his/her own bed. “Many people might not be able to afford the tests, especially after having to deal with the repercussions of hurricane Sandy,” Glick said. “I want to help people who feel that they might have sleep apnea and this is why I am providing them at no cost to my community.”
Dr. Glick’s passion to treat sleep apnea suffers is personal. He is one of the millions of Americans who suffer from this disorder and knows the importance of being treated for the condition. “As a sufferer I have a first-hand understanding of what this disease does. My office is dedicated to relieving the problems that sleep apnea causes. I want to save lives that sleep apnea can end prematurely. I want to improve the quality of life that sleep apnea can jeopardize,” Glick said.
Sleep apnea exists in two forms - Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and Central sleep apnea (which takes place in the brain). OSA is the most common form and is caused by a physical obstruction in the airway triggering a person to stop breathing several times throughout the night. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “OSA increases the chances of a heart attack, stroke, type-2 diabetes, obesity, brain damage, and depression.”
Dr. Glick is working to relieve those who suffer from sleep apnea through the use of oral appliance therapy (OAT). He offers OAT through the creation of a customized mouthpiece that is similar to a retainer. The mouthpiece repositions the jaw and pushes the tongue forward or restrains the tongue from obstructing the airway. “Oral appliance therapy offers many benefits to the patient and I know first-hand that the oral appliance is effective.”
For more information or to schedule a free screening and receive a free in-home sleep test, call 973-728-3779 or go to http://www.drglick.net/index.html. To take an online questionnaire to see if you are at risk for having sleep apnea visit, SleepTest.com
SleepTest.com is an online resource dedicated to educating the public on the dangers of untreated sleep apnea and treatment options. The goal is to offer a free preliminary online screening that can help identify people who may be at risk for this sleep disorder. The sleep test evaluation is quick and easy, and can be completed in about 5 minutes. SleepTest.com has partnered with dental sleep medicine giant, Sleep Group Solutions, to help offer the most comprehensive dental sleep medicine solution in the industry.