Sleep Disorders & Treatments


Sleep Disorders

SNORING a Problem? Do you have a sleep disorder?

If snoring is a problem or you suspect you have a sleep disorder, contact us and let Dr. Glenn Blincoe help you. Dr. Blincoe is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.He can help you diagnose the problem along with your physician and then prescribe the proper treatment. Sometimes depending on the severity of your disorder, you may be able to use an oral appliance to alleviate the problem and help you get a good night's sleep.

Sleep disorders can pose serious health risks. For example:

  • Sleep is the only time that the brain is able to clear out waste protein. If waste protein is not cleared out, it can build up and cause dementia.
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea sufferers are approximately 5 times more likely to have automobile accidents than non-sufferers.
  • Studies have shown that people that suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea have increased risks for heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, Type II diabetes and dementia.

We know that more than 20% of people suffer from sleep disorders, such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea. How can you tell if you have a sleep disorder. One way is to gauge how much snoring affects your life and sleep. Another way is take a short test to see if you display symptoms of a sleep disorder.

We can offer you two quick tests to see if you show signs of a sleep disorder.The Epworth Sleepiness Scale measures certain factors to see if you show symptoms of a sleep disorder. The STOP-BANG Questionnaire measures factors to see if you are a risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Click on the links at the bottom of the page to take either or both tests.

To learn more, contact our office and set up a consultation with Dr. Blincoe.  Give us a call at (502) 895-2210.

 

 

 


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