NFL Stars Go On Offense Against Sleep Apnea With Pro Player Health Alliance

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Traveling the country to spread awareness of sleep apnea, NFL legends have been teaming up with Pro Player Health Alliance to educate the public of the harmful effects of letting the deadly disorder go untreated.

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We want 2013 to be the year we raise awareness of sleep disorder breathing to the community of women and men.

"Tackling Sleep Apnea" is the newest offensive play in the arsenal of doctors across the country thanks to David Gergen, President of Pro Player Health Alliance. By teaming up with NFL legends, Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA) has taken the first step in the future of battling sleep apnea. Fans from every team can attend free public events hosted by PPHA and learn about the personal struggles of their football heroes as well as become educated about the deadly disorder.

Untreated sleep apnea causes excessive daytime sleepiness, which impairs judgment, causes attention deficits, slows reaction times and decreases alertness. Unfortunately, many people go through each day unaware of these symptoms. PPHA events can attract an audience of up to 500 individuals that come to meet the stars that made American football what it is today and find means of treating their sleep apnea.

Even the most fit human beings can be affected by sleep apnea. Super stars of their time, Roy Green and Mike Haynes have both felt the effects of sleep apnea and have joined Pro Player Health Alliance on their all-out awareness campaign. Roy Green has experienced two strokes and two heart attacks due largely in part to sleep apnea. Roy said, "If I had met David Gergen years ago, I wouldn't have had to experience having a heart attack, let alone two heart attacks and strokes. I am extremely grateful for what he's done for me and my former teammates and I'm glad to be a part of spreading awareness on sleep apnea so others don't have to to go through what I did."

David Gergen says, “We want 2013 to be the year we raise awareness of sleep disorder breathing to the community of women and men.” To learn more abuot Pro Player Health Alliance and the "Tackle Sleep Apnea" campaign, visit

About Pro Player Health Alliance

The Pro Player 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. In addition to the campaign, the PPHA is dedicated to testing and getting people treated who suffer from sleep apnea. The PPHA was created by David Gergen, President of Gergen’s Orthodontic Lab and Former NFL legends.

About David Gergen

David Gergen, 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. He has worked for some of the pioneers in the orthodontic and sleep dentistry fields. One of his proudest achievements is receiving The National Leadership award for Arizona Small Businessman of the Year in 2004.

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