Free Home Sleep Apnea Testing For NFL Players and Athletes
Reggie White, Percy Harvin and now Shaquille O’Neal directly affected by sleep apnea. With over 18 Million Americans affected by Obstructive Seep Apnea (OSA), it remains one of the most potentially dangerous sleep disorders. Large neck sizes and high body mass put athletes at a higher risk of having the disorder. Sleep Group Solutions, a dental continuing education and technology company offers free screening and testing to all professional athletes, including the NFL.
“The NFL Program was created to raise awareness of OSA by offering complementary screening and treatment to professional athletes. Our affiliated doctors such as SGS Medical Advisor Dr. Atul Malhotra from Harvard Medical School has already diagnosed a handful of athletes, and recommended either Oral Appliance Therapy, or the CPAP.” says Rani Ben-David, President of Sleep Group Solutions.
Sleep Group Solutions instructor, and New York City Dentist Dr. Michael Gelb adds “Athletes are fantastic candidates for Oral Appliance Therapy. They are used to wearing mouth guards during games and at practice, so an oral appliance is second nature.” According to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) oral appliance therapy is a front line treatment for mild to moderate sleep apnea, and has become a popular means of treatment.
The NFL Program involves connecting athletes with physicians to get a diagnosis. Athletes will first do a screener with the Eccovision System Technology, a device which measures the collapsibility and stability of the airway. From there the athlete is given a home sleep test, to get a better look at the oxygen intake during sleep. The next day the test is read, scored and diagnosed by a Board Certified Sleep Doctor. They will then be fit for an oral appliance (if the recommended therapy). For more information Log onto www.sleepGS.com
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