Around 20% of Americans report getting less than 5 hours of sleep each night. Those with OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) often report snoring, morning headaches, daytime fatigue, irritability, high blood pressure, hypertension and more. Sleep Group Solutions is teaming up with Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab to offer the public an opportunity to learn about the dangers of snoring and sleep apnea, while meeting some NFL legends.
Teaming up with former NFL heroes and creating sleep events was created by a select handful of sleep professionals, in hopes of educating the public on the epidemic, sleep apnea. David Gergen first met Derek Kennard after putting him in an appliance to treat his moderate sleep apnea. “As a former athlete, I understand we are at a higher risk of having sleep apnea than most people. After meeting Derek and hearing about his personal struggle with OSA, it was clear that we needed to help a lot more people out there.” says David Gergen, owner of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab. “So we created the Pro Players Health Alliance, a group of leading sleep medicine professionals going across the country offering these events free to the public. We have partnerships with former NFL players, including; Derek Kennard, Carl Eller, Mike Haynes, Stu Voigt, Robert Ross Lurtsema and many more." The next former NFL Sleep Event is happening in Minneapolis on June 24th-25th at the DoubleTree Hotel. (more info here)
“Our first former NFL Sleep Event we did was in Dallas Texas in April with Dr. Harry Sugg. It was a huge success! The public came to not only learn about different treatment options for sleep apnea, but also to meet some of their favorite former NFL heroes.” mentions Rani Ben-David, President of Sleep Group Solutions. Dr. Harry Sugg comments that Lone Star Dental Sleep Medicine was the first in a series that David Gergen and partners had arranged. “David Gergen and partners did something so unbelievable for my dental sleep practice. NFL All Pro linemen Derek Kennard and Nate Newton showed up to provide information and share their struggles with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Dallas on April 26th. We have been called by ESPN, CNN and more.” says Dr. Sugg on the event.
Other events such as the Former NFL Sleep Events that Sleep Group Solutions is involved in is the annual Sleep Summit. This event will be on October 18-20th in Las Vegas. This is for dentists, orthodontists and staff to learn how they can treat patients who suffer from snoring and sleep apnea.
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 directory1800SleepLab.com and CPAP Alternatives. SGS is the manufacturer of the Eccovision Systems Rhinometer and Pharyngometer.