NEW YORK, NY, January 19, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In these stressful times, a good night's sleep has become especially valuable, and increasingly difficult to get. Snoring and sleep apnea (a medical problem where the airway collapses during sleep) rob people and their bed partners of the rest they need to face their daily challenges.
45% of the population snores and 20 million people in the United States alone have sleep apnea. Of these, only 10% have been diagnosed and treated; and of those treated, some cannot tolerate their prescribed medical device known as CPAP (continuous positive air pressure supplied through a nasal mask) - which supports the airway during sleep.
Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC was formed to alert the public to the medical dangers and social hazards of snoring and sleep apnea, and to introduce an alternative treatment that can be provided by specially educated dentists for patients who cannot wear their CPAP units and those who may prefer an oral appliance.
Small, comfortable, dental mouthpieces that hold the lower jaw in a forward position have been proven to support the airway to prevent collapse, and have been approved as a primary treatment for mild to moderate sleep apnea - and, as an alternative to, or in conjunction with CPAP when needed.
Dr. Howell Goldberg of Plantation, Florida is now affiliated with Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC. Dr. Goldberg has been treating snoring and sleep apnea since 1994, and is a founding member of the Dental Organization for Sleep Apnea. Dr. Goldberg treats obstructive sleep apnea and snoring by using non-invasive, state-of-the-art oral appliance therapy, customized to meet the needs of each individual patient.
Dr. Goldberg is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including Fellowships in the International College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American College of Dentists. In addition, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Goldberg has given numerous lectures to both the dental and medical communities on dentistry's role in treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.
More information about snoring, sleep apnea and Dr. Goldberg can be found at his web site at HowellGoldbergDDS.SnoringIsntSexy.com.
About Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC
Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC was founded in 2008 by Laurence I. Barsh, DMD, a dentist who has been involved with sleep medicine since 1992 and who now devotes full time to educating the public about dentistry's role and responsibility in the recognition and management of snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Barsh and the dentists associated with Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC feel strongly that management of sleep-breathing disorders is a shared responsibility of both the medical and dental professions.
Snoring Isn't Sexy,LLC consists of independently owned and operated affiliated offices. Visit http://www.SnoringIsntSexy.com for a directory of all participating dentists.
Dr. Barsh is available for interviews about the company and can be reached at email@example.com or 888.203.0488.