Former NFL players, Warren Moon and Nesby Glasgow will be joining Dr. Marinkovich and experts, to discuss their experience with sleep apnea. “The Tackle Sleep Apnea campaign has created quite a buzz with the retired NFL guys. I am looking forward to lending a hand to this campaign to boost the awareness of the dangers of sleep apnea,” Moon said. Moon and Glasgow will be available following the event, for autographs and photo opportunities.
In addition to raising awareness, Dr. Marinkovich suffered from sleep apnea, before receiving treatment through oral appliance therapy (OAT). “I have worn and oral appliance for the past 15 years and that has helped to successfully treat my sleep apnea,” Marinkovich said.
OAT is a treatment option that will be discussed during the event. Dentists offer OAT through creating a custom fabricated mouth piece that is similar to a retainer. The mouth piece is custom fit and works by repositioning the jaw and pushing the tongue forward or by restraining the tongue to keep the airway open.
As part of the event, Sleep Group Solutions is offering Tacoma residents the opportunity to qualify for a free in-home sleep test, if they feel that they might be at risk for having sleep apnea. A free in-home sleep test is an alternative to spending the night in a sleep lab and gives an individual the opportunity to record breathing patterns in the comfort of his/her home bed.
“Many people are not aware of the health dangers that stem from sleep apnea and it isn’t a priority to most individuals. Visit http://www.SleepTest.com to take an online questionnaire and find out if you are at risk for having sleep apnea.
“David Gergen turned me onto the idea of becoming involved with this campaign. I am excited to be a part of it,” Marinkovich said “I feel it is a wonderful way to help retired football players and raise sleep apnea awareness to this life threatening and largely undiagnosed condition.”
Dr. Marinkovich graduated from the University of Washington Dental School and continues his dental education every year. He keeps up with all of the latest treatments in dentistry to better serve his patients. Radio Seattle, Sports Radio KJR and on CBS and FOX Online.
About Sleep Group Solution
Sleep Group Solutions is an airway diagnostic technology company serving the needs of physicians and dentists interested in screening, diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and other upper airway disorders. Sleep Group Solutions offers the latest screening and diagnostic equipment solutions for patients with allergy, sinus congestion, rhinitis, deviated septum, nasal polyps, snoring and sleep apnea. SGS offers the most comprehensive dental sleep medicine CE seminars in the industry focused on teaching dentists the protocols needed to make the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea part of their practice. SGS offers sleep study interpretation, oral appliances (Norad Boil & Bite, Respire), online dental directory 1800SleepLab.com and cpap alternatives with Sleeptest.com. SGS is the manufacturer of the Eccovision Systems Rhinometer and Pharyngometer. SGS is also a partner in the Pro Player Health Alliance, offering events to the public to raise awareness of snoring and sleep apnea.
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