Public Sleep Apnea Awareness Event Being Held In La Jolla, CA With NFL Legends Hosted By Dr. Bradley Eli And David Gergen, President Of Pro Player Health Alliance

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Pro Player Health Alliance continues to spread awareness of the deadly disorder, sleep apnea with NFL greats. The next event will be hosted by one of the most well-known and like sleep specialists in the country, Dr. Bradley Eli.

Dr. Bradley Eli

Dr. Bradley Eli

I won't rest until you sleep

Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) is continuing their momentum with former NFL Legends and the famous Dr. Bradley Eli to help spread awareness on the deadly disorder, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dr. Eli will be taking stage with the likes of Mike Haynes, Roy Green, Lincoln Kennedy, and Mark Walczak amongst many other retired NFL superstars. One of the biggest supporters of the national “Tackle Sleep Apnea” campaign, Derek Kennard and the other players have been loyal and outspoken advocates of spreading awareness of the deadly disorder across the country. Joined with David Gergen, owner of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab and founder of PPHA, they have been on a mission to get as many people treated as possible.

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. Dr. Eli says, "I’m shocked at the number of people who accept poor sleep every night as normal. It doesn’t have to be that way now—there’s no reason to walk around tired all the time."

Lincoln Kennedy knew he had to be treated for sleep apnea because of his snoring. Family and friends prompted him to be treated as soon as possible, which is when he contacted Mr. Gergen and Pro Player Health Alliance. PPHA has treated over 150 current and former NFL players and the number is increasing rapidly. "Twenty years ago, snoring was considered a joke. Ten years ago, it was frustrating and irritating. Now there’s no question—it’s a disease, the tip of the iceberg and a known risk factor for job-related accidents, stroke, and heart attack. It’s not a joke anymore," states Dr. Eli.

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 the likes of Roy Green, Mike Haynes, Mark Walczak, Lincoln Kennedy and many more NFL greats to educate yourself on the deadly disease that is sleep apnea by registering for this event at

Event Details

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.

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