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Sleep Apnea Who's at Risk - Sleep Group Solutions Markets Direct to Patients

Sleep Apnea Who's at Risk - Sleep Group Solutions Markets Direct to Patients

Millions of people suffer from Sleep Apnea but are not getting diagnost, Sleep Group Solutions has developed a new iPhone App to increase the awareness of the problem and increase the percentage of diagnostic. Together with the APP Sleep Group solutions open a new directory to find a Sleep Professional in your area www.1800sleeplab. com

Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 15, 2010

Sleep Group Solutions, a North Miami Beach sleep technology company has released an innovative new iPhone/iPad healthcare app that will save countless lives and save billions of dollars to the health care system in the US.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA, is a life threatening disorder suffered by tens of millions of Americans. Cumulatively the cost of untreated sleep apnea to our society amounts to over $30 Billion annually. This cost comes in the form of a 12x increase in auto accident risk, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and more. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is often a major contributing factor in all of these conditions.

There is a great system in place for people to be tested with home monitors and in lab diagnostics. Highly effective treatments are available like CPAP and Oral Appliances. So where is the problem? The problem is with awareness. An overwhelming majority of people suffering from this life threatening condition do not know it. Over $4 Billion is spent annually to treat only 2-3% of the problem.

The lack of diagnosis is what prompted Sleep Group Solutions CEO Rani Ben-David to take a more proactive approach by bringing the healthcare to the patient. This new application asks simple screening questions and even records an audio track of a person sleeping. This information is forwarded to Sleep Group Solutions’ nationwide network of sleep professionals for evaluation. A local sleep specialist will contact the patient for further evaluation if it is deemed necessary. The application is free and can be downloaded at http://itunes. apple. com/il/app/msleeptest/id383327381?mt=8 (http://itunes. apple. com/il/app/msleeptest/id383327381?mt=8)

“This is a great step forward in increasing awareness and will result in increased diagnosis and treatment of this disease” says SGS Vice President John Nadeau.

Board Certified Sleep experts Dr. Dan Tache and Dr. Gy Yatros think that this new Sleep Group Solutions application will have huge implications with preventative medicine. More people will be diagnosed, more people will be treated, and things like high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes can be prevented for millions of Americans.

Rani Ben-David said this application will fit nicely within our wide variety of product offerings for the sleep medicine community including the Eccovision Acoustic Diagnostic Pharyngometer/Rhinometer, Embletta Home Sleep Testing, Respire Oral Appliance, The Sleep Magazine, The Sleep Mall and 1-800-SLEEPLAB.

SGS is a leading provider of education, training and instrumentation for medical and dental sleep medicine professionals. The SGS Network is a nationwide group of hundreds of Sleep Labs, ENT clinics, dental sleep medicine professionals and board certified sleep physicians.

Another line of treatment for patients who suffer from Sleep Apnea is with Mandibular Advancement Devices (See www. respiremedical. com and www. glidewelldental. com) that is why Sleep Group Solutions and Glidewell Labs decided to join forces and educate dentist in learning about treating patients.

Sleep Group Solutions (SGS) has reached an agreement with Glidewell Laboratories for marketing and promotion of their dental sleep medicine seminars on oral appliance therapy to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. SGS and Glidewell will work together to market CE seminars for Dental Sleep Medicine. By increasing awareness more dental and medical professionals will begin to screen for and treat this deadly condition. SGS provides the training, protocols, education and instrumentation and Glidewell provides the oral appliance laboratory services.

Based in Miami, SGS is one of the largest dental sleep medicine companies. SGS puts on Continuing Education Seminars for dentists and physicians interested in adding the treatment of sleep apnea to their practice. Their innovative protocols and instrumentation have become an industry standard. Recently they have accelerated marketing efforts by launching 1-800-SleepLab and are actively working to create regional multidisciplinary treatment models where Dental, ENT and Sleep Medicine clients work together to diagnose and treat patients.

Glidewell Laboratories provides high quality products and services for a low cost. Established in January 1970 by Jim Glidewell, CDT, the company specializes in crown and bridge, ceramic, removable full and partial dentures, implants, snoring and sleep apnea appliances, and full-cast restorations. Glidewell is an industry leader thanks to its innovative dental technology, multidisciplinary fifty three person R&D department, and dedication to providing free clinical and technical education to promote industry growth. Glidewell has grown to be one of the largest dental labs in the world and has seen a great increase in the demand for oral appliances to treat snoring and sleep apnea in recent years.

“This partnership simply makes sense” says SGS President Rani Ben-David. “Our services complement each other very well, joining our efforts to increase awareness and get more dentists involved in this life saving therapy is a win for everyone.”

For more information visite www. sleepgroupsolutions. com