Will Sleep Apnea Effect the NFL Draft this Year?

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Sleep Group Solutions and David Gergen team up with former NFL superstars to tackle sleep apnea by raising awareness through seminars.

(from left) Tamir Cohen, Dr. Harry Sugg, Derek Kennard

The first Tackle Sleep Apnea event went even better than anticipated, and just in time for the NFL Draft.

We remember the NFL #1 Draft pick JaMarcus Russell for the Oakland Raiders back in 2007. His mediocre performance on the field was later linked to sleep apnea. Sleep Group Solutions, David Gergen and Dr. Harry Sugg are teaming up with former NFL Linemen Derek Kennard and Nate Newton to raise awareness of sleep apnea through a series of events titled Tackle Sleep Apnea.

At the April 26th, 2012 event former NFL superstars Derek Kennard and Nate Newton made sure to let the public know about sleep apnea, in hopes to raise awareness. Hitting close to home, Derek spoke at the event about the importance of seeking treatment if you have any of the symptoms of sleep apnea such as snoring, high blood pressure, hypertension, diabetes, etc. Sleep Group Solutions and David Gergen teach dentists, such as Dr. Sugg how to screen and treat sleep apnea through Oral Appliance Therapy. “The first Tackle Sleep Apnea event went even better than anticipated, and just in time for the NFL Draft, since this is a common disorder in athletes. So much support by the media, as well as the NFL was a great way to show the public just how dangerous sleep apnea is. All of us supporters are eager to plan the next public awareness event.’ David Gergen from Gergens Orthodontic Lab said on the event.

To learn more about Dental Sleep Medicine, and your role as a Dentist-attend a course with Sleep Group Solutions.

Upcoming Courses Dental Sleep Medicine Courses:
May 4-5 Phoenix, AZ
May 11-12 St. Louis, MO
May 18-19 Philadelphia, PA
June 1-2 New Orleans, LA

Full 2012 Dental Sleep Medicine Course Calendar

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 directory 1800SleepLab.com and CPAP Alternatives. SGS is the manufacturer of the Eccovision Systems Rhinometer and Pharyngometer.

Holly Jordano
Sleep Group Solutions

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