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Sleep Houston Joins The Consumer Team

(HOUSTON, TX — Consumer Team News)    Sleep Houston has joined The Consumer Team as a sponsor on 740 KTRH Radio.    Sleep Houston is headed by Dr. Meghna Dassani who has been a pioneer in the treatment of Sleep Apnea.   She will be a regular contributor to The Consumer Team talk radio program in Houston.   Consumer Team host Pete Thomson commented, “Sleep Apnea is a killer.   Every day people go to bed an don’t wake up because of Sleep Apnea.   We’re excited to have Sleep Houston as a sponsor and Dr. Dassani as part of our on-air team.”

Dr. Meghna Dassani - Sleep Houston

Dr. Meghna Dassani – Sleep Houston

Dr. Dassani has been on the front lines of the development of an alternative to the CPAP machine, a treatment that many patients can’t tolerate well.   Thomson added, “The CPAP works in treating Sleep Apnea but many people just can’t or won’t use one. Sleep Houston and Dr. Dassani offer a exciting alternative to the big, bulky CPAP.  It’s an oral appliance, similar in some ways to a football mouth guard, that is easy to wear, very effective and is saving lives.”

According to Thomson, The Consumer Team interviews with Dr. Dassani will be educational in nature.    He added, “There is so much to talk about relative to healthy sleep.   Dr. Dassani and Sleep Houston are the authority on this topic so we’re going to be tapping into their vast knowledge on a regular basis on The Consumer Team.   We’re looking forward to helping to make Houston healthier because of Sleep Houston.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is one of the most listened to locally produced consumer advocacy programs on the air in the US.   In Houston, The Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays from 5-6 PM on Newsradio 740 KTRH.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media.

Dr. Kent Smith Named President of American Sleep & Breathing Academy

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS – Consumer Team News)   Dr. Kent Smith of Sleep Dallas has been named President of the American Sleep & Breathing Academy.   Dr. Smith is a regular contributor to The Consumer Team talk radio program on 1080 KRLD Radio.   Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, commented, “Dr. Kent Smith is a true leader in the area of sleep disorders.  For years, he’s been lecturing across the country to doctors and other professionals about healthy sleep.  We’re excited to see him move into this leadership position.”

Dr. Kent Smith - Sleep Dallas

Dr. Kent Smith – Sleep Dallas

Dr. Kent Smith’s contribution to healthy sleep has been significant.   He has been on the forefront of the development of a small oral appliance that can be used for the treatment of sleep apnea.  The appliance, similar in size to a mouth guard, has been very effective with patients not able to tolerate a CPAP machine.  Regarding Dr. Smith’s work in treating sleep apnea, Thomson added “Dr. Kent Smith and Sleep Dallas have helped thousands of patients who just couldn’t tolerate a CPAP.   Through this new advancement in treatment lives are being saved.”

As a regular guest on The Consumer Team, Dr. Smith has been able to bring a number of important discussions on healthy sleep to the program.   According to Thomson, this education is helping consumers get help before tragedy strikes.  Thomson added, “Drowsy driving is a real focus of Dr. Smith’s message lately.  Dr. Smith recently spoke to a congressional subcommittee about the issue.  The connection between drowsy driving and sleep apnea is clear and chilling.   It’s killing thousands of people every year.”

Dr. Kent Smith and Sleep Dallas offer a free initial consultation to patients who identify themselves as listeners to The Consumer Team.    Thomson added,  “The free initial consultation is a great opportunity for consumers to learn about the options available for treating sleep apnea.   We appreciate this valuable support of our listeners.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is broadcast Saturdays from 6-8 PM Central on CBS Radio’s 1080 KRLD.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc.




Sleep Apnea Solutions: Saturday on The Consumer Team

(Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX)     Every night millions of Americans wake up gasping for breath.  Sleep Apnea. We’ve all heard about the symptoms…snoring, gasping for air, lack of sleep.  We’ve also heard that Sleep Apnea can be a killer.   Saturday, October 25, The Consumer Team will welcome Dr. Kent Smith from Sleep Dallas to talk about new developments for the treatment of Sleep Apnea.   Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, called Dr. Smith’s appearance timely and a result of listener demand.  Thomson said, “Sleep Apnea is very concerning.   Every day, people struggle with the symptoms and it can kill.  Dr. Smith is an expert in the field of sleep and we look forward to having him on The Consumer Team.”

Sleep Apnea Solutions - Saturday on The Consumer Team

Sleep Apnea Solutions – Saturday on The Consumer Team

According to Thomson, Sleep Apnea often goes untreated because people don’t understand all the treatment options.   He added, “The CPAP machine is a pretty well known treatment option for Sleep Apnea.   However, it’s no secret that it’s not an easy treatment method.   Many consumers have difficulty  using the machine.  Dr. Smith will be talking about options for treatment that are easier for patients.  Because the new treatments have the potential to save lives, we feel that it’s important to discuss on the air.”

Thomson cited both Dr. Smith’s credentials and innovative approach.  He added, “Dr. Smith is a leading lecturer on sleep disorders.  He’s also been instrumental in bringing new technology to his patients.  In addition to the new methods of treating Sleep Apnea, we’ll discuss new developments in sleep study science that no longer require a mandatory overnight session in a sleep clinic.   We see this new technology and intelligence as positive because it’s removing barriers that previously would serve as a roadblock to people getting treatment for sleep disorders.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is broadcast Saturdays from 5-7 PM on 1080 KRLD Radio.  To listen live, click here.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.


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