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May
03
Dentists and the NFL Tackle Sleep Apnea

The following update came from the Sleep Group Solutions:

Sleep Group Solutions teams up with former NFL superstars to tackle sleep apnea by raising awareness through seminars.

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 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".

On April 26th 2012 Derek Kennard and Nate Newton made sure to let the NFL Draft hopefuls know about sleep apnea, as well as their former NFL teammates and the public. Hitting close to home, Derek spoke 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. Dr. Sugg, a dentist in Dallas Texas is among a small group of dentists who offer treatment for snoring and sleep apnea. Sleep Group Solutions teaches 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. 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", Rani Ben-David said on the event.

Posted by R. Sam Callender DDS | 5/2/2012 8:57:00 AM