Ez Sleep Technologies, a company focused on diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea through providing innovative screening and diagnostics, has entered into an exclusive home sleep testing partnership with the Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA), a provider for National Football League Players Association’s Professional Athletes Foundation (PAF) Sleep Apnea Research Program.
Screening and testing of former players is the first step in treating their sleep apnea, which is highly prevalent in this segment of the population. Ez Sleep will participate in “Tackle Sleep Apnea” wellness events, overseen by PPHA, located in NFL team cities, and at the 2019 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl at which former NFL players receive extensive research-driven health evaluations through the HOPE Program by the Living Heart Foundation, a nonprofit organization (Read more about this program on NFLPA.com search PAF). Through a sleep screening assessment, those at risk will conduct an at-home sleep study performed by Ez Sleep to determine if they have sleep apnea. For former players who test positive, a referral by Ez Sleep to a qualified network dentist is arranged to provide oral appliance therapy when clinically appropriate.