Pro Player Health Alliance and Naturs Design, Inc. Team Up to Launch "It's a Game Changer"

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David Gergen, President of Pro Player Health Alliance, and Bob Rutan, Founder of RemZzz's, have teamed up to provide current and former NFL players, and sleep apnea sufferers nationwide, the most comfortable CPAP experience possible and drastically increase CPAP compliance.

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NFL Hall of Famer Carl Eller & David Gergen, President of Pro Player Health Alliance

Naturs Design Inc., the makers of RemZzzs® CPAP mask liners is announcing “It’s a Game-Changer” campaign, geared to help former and current NFL pro-players and other individuals with Sleep Apnea become more compliant with their CPAP therapy. “I am excited for the opportunity to work together with the Pro Player Health Alliance and Carl Eller “Moose #81” (1964-1979), who will be our spokesman during this campaign,” said Robert Rutan, developer of RemZzzs® and CEO of Naturs Design Inc. “A few months ago Carl was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea and began using RemZzzs® with his CPAP mask during therapy. Carl can speak from personal experience. His voice will be heard among pro-players and by Sleep Apnea patients nationwide.”

Rutan and his wife recently completed an 18-month “Dreams With Hope” sleep awareness tour across the USA, covering 35 states in a motorhome. The tour’s mission was educational; raising public awareness about the connection between sleep and good health, and the importance of receiving treatment if diagnosed with Sleep Apnea. Dr. Barry Krakow, medical director at the Maimonides Sleep Arts & Sciences in Albuquerque, NM. says, “…at least 30% of my patients would not be using CPAP if it were not for the RemZzzs® CPAP mask liners. In every one of these cases, the patients reported discomfort, irritation or bruising, or all three symptoms when trying to use the mask cushion without a liner.” According to Robert Rutan, “I wanted to help my wife and couldn’t believe there wasn’t an answer to the mask discomfort, skin irritation and air leakage. I even blurted out to the doctor that I was going to fix it! After much thought and prayer, the idea for a cotton gasket-like liner came to me during the middle of the night.” That was in 2007. Two years later in January 2009, Naturs Design began marketing the CPAP mask liner under the name of RemZzzs®, which represents Rapid Eye Movement – Sleep. The product is patented in the USA and 4 other countries currently, with pending patents in several more.

During the tour, Mr. Rutan met David Gergen, Founder and President of the Pro Player Health Alliance organization (PPHA). The mission of PPHA is to help its “medical partners” achieve their marketing goals and strategic objectives by using NFL player relationships, and by providing tools, education and events to assist in growing their business. Rutan and Gergen realized an opportunity to combine efforts; working together through the Pro Player Health Alliance NFL relationships, to reach a larger group of pro-players and Sleep Apnea patients throughout the nation. Thus, the “It’s a Game-Changer” campaign was born.

The kick-off for “It’s a Game-Changer” will be Nov 2, 2014 at the Minnesota Vikings home game. NFL Hall of Famer, Carl Eller “Moose #81” will be tailgating along with Bob Rutan, David Gergen and others from the Naturs Design/PPHA team. Keep an eye out for the big purple RemZzzs® bus, Carl Eller a.k.a. “Moose” will be there to talk, give autographs and pose for pictures. Free samples of RemZzzs® CPAP mask liner product will be available.

If you currently wear a CPAP mask and are experiencing any discomfort at all, please visit to purchase your CPAP mask liners. Don’t forget to enter discount code Carl81 for an exclusive discount!

The next major campaign events will be tailgating at the Pro-Bowl and Super Bowl held in Phoenix, AZ., during January and Feb. 2015.

About RemZzzs®

  •     March 2007 - Product, RemZzzs® developed by Robert Rutan
  •     Nov. 2008 - Robert and Deborah Rutan formed Naturs Design Inc in state of Michigan, to sell newly developed product RemZzzs®
  •     Jan. 2009 - Launched website ( and began business officially
  •     RemZzzs® is a Class 1, FDA Exempt, Medical Device
  •     RemZzzs® is patented in the USA, Australia, Canada, China, Israel, and patent pending in several more countries
  •     100% made and manufactured in the USA
  •     Currently have 15 employees
  •     Corporate office is in Jackson, Michigan

About Pro Player Health Alliance

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. This has been stepped up by working though The Living Heart Foundation and its HOPE program sponsored by the NFLPA. The PPHA was created David Gergen, President of Gergen’s Orthodontic Laboratories and Former NFL legends.

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 Executive Director of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy Dental Division, a national interdisciplinary academy dedicated to sleep training and education with over 60,000 members. David rolled out of bed on December 4, 1982 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.

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