We want 2013 to be the year we raise awareness of sleep disorder breathing to the community of women and men
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 04, 2013
David Gergen and Pro Player Health Alliance are in full swing in preparation for the next sleep apnea awareness event which will be held in California this May. Part of the "Tackle Sleep Apnea” campaign is traveling to across the country to promote sleep apnea awareness with NFL greats who share their personal stories related to the deadly disorder.
Although CPAP devices reduce overall apneic episodes, the oral appliances have shown to have higher adherence among patients. This goes to show there is no "better treatment" for sleep disorders; dealing with one's sleep is such a unique situation that the treatment for sleep disorders is dependent upon the patient's needs. Dr. Eli states, "I believe the diagnosis of sleep disorders is complex and multi-dimentional, requiring a specialized physician, much like cardiology or neurology. The treatment options now are equally multi-dimentional requiring an expert who understands all the options and treatment. As a head and neck specialist, I’m well-qualified to present all the options to my sleep patients and expect outcomes above the national norm".
In order to give others the best sleep possible, awareness has to be raised in the public communities throughout the country on what a good night's sleep actually is. Many people are unaware that they need to seek treatment as it has become customary for individuals to feel tired throughout the entire day. This is due to the stress put on the body from not being able to breathe for up to 10-15 times per hour while asleep.
Dr. Eli and Pro Player Health Alliance invites anyone that snores, has morning headaches, unexplained fatigue during the day and anyone who wakes up gasping for air to invest in their own health and sleep by attending this hour long free event. Come meet Roy Green, Mike Haynes, Mark Walczak and many more NFL greats to educate yourself on the deadly disease that is sleep apnea by registering for this event at http://pphasandiego.eventbrite.com/
Date: May 21, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Scripps Schaetzel Center, 9890 Genesse Ave La Jolla, CA
About David Gergen
David Gergen, CDT and President of Pro Player Health Alliance, has been a nationally respected dental lab technician for over 25 years. He received the award for “The Finest Orthodontic Technician in the Country” given by Columbus Dental in 1986. He also has been appointed chair of the dental wing of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy a national interdisciplinary academy dedicated to sleep training and education with over 60,000 members. David rolled out of bed on September 12, 1981 and had his career “ah ha” moment. He knew he was going to be an orthodontic technician and he knew he was going to help people all over the country to help treat their sleep disorders in partnership with their dentists. He has worked for some of the pioneers in the orthodontic and sleep dentistry fields. He was the personal technician for the likes of Dr. Robert Ricketts, Dr. Ronald Roth, Dr. A. Paul Serrano, Dr. Clark Jones, Dr. Harold Gelb, Dr. Joseph R. Cohen, Dr. Rodney Willey, Dr. Allan Bernstein, and Dr. Thien Pham. One of his proudest achievements is receiving The National Leadership award for Arizona Small Businessman of the Year in 2004.
About Dr. Bradley Eli
Dr. Eli earned a post-doctoral Master’s Degree at UCLA where he received advanced training in sleep disorders. He remains the only expert with this unique skill set in the San Diego region. Dr. Eli is on the hospital staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and UCSD. He is a member of numerous professional associations including the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He holds multiple patents in the fields of both sleep and pain.
About Pro Player Health Alliance
The Pro Players Health Alliance (PPHA) is an organization dedicated to helping former NFL players, through providing testing and treatment options for those who suffer from sleep apnea. In addition, the PPHA is dedicated to integrating education and raising sleep apnea awareness, in a fun and memorable way.