THIRD CONSECUTIVE AWARD FOR CENTRAL CALIFORNIA SLEEP CENTER
Sleep Center nationally recognized for exceptional service, customized treatments for sleep disorders
(Fresno, CA – July 1, 2013) The Central California Sleep Center, a leader in the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring, received national recognition for its achievements in the oral sleep appliance industry. For the third straight year the Sleep Center was honored, this year with the Sapphire Award for Exemplary Service and Production, the highest award sponsored by SomnoMed Corporation. Industry experts at SomnoMed – a leading sleep specialist company – ranked the Sleep Center among the top five oral sleep appliance offices in North America and number one in California.
The Sleep Center was presented with the award at the annual Sleep Apnea Conference in Baltimore. The Sleep Center was identified for its exceptional service in providing customized oral appliances to treat sleep apnea and snoring. These appliances provide an alternative to the CPAP – the cumbersome sleep mask and air machine that has traditionally been used for treating sleep apnea. The Sleep Center was the first to offer this type of therapy in Central California when it opened its doors in 2005 to serve the growing number of people with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. They are now considered to be the experts in this field.
This acknowledgment comes at an important time for the public, in that so many individuals suffering from these sleep conditions continue to go untreated or refuse to wear their CPAP. Without proper treatment, sleep apnea and snoring are potentially fatal diseases, depriving the body of vital oxygen. As a result, these conditions can lead to tiredness, headaches, depression, premature aging, memory loss, strokes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, sexual dysfunction, diabetes, cancer and vehicular accidents. Most people can now use the oral sleep appliance which is comfortable, convenient and effective.
The Central California Sleep Center is the only full-service sleep center in the United States. This one-stop shop concept allows the doctors to perform sleep tests, prescribe oral appliances, CPAP, combination appliances and blood tests without patients having to visit multiple offices.
“We are proud to receive an award of this magnitude for the third straight year and be recognized for the dedicated and specialized services we provide to our patients,” said Dr. Weldon K. Schapansky, a specialist in dental sleep medicine and founder of the Sleep Center. “By reducing sleep apnea, the Central California Sleep Center helps thousands of people live healthier and happier lives. We hope this honor will raise awareness about the customized options the Sleep Center offers for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea.”