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. James Metz of Columbus, Ohio is now affiliated with Snoring Isn't Sexy. Dr. Metz, in private practice since 1976, holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Ohio State University (1969), and a Doctor of Dental Surgery, Ohio State University (1973). He was a Major in the United States Army at Commander Hohenfels Dental Clinic from 1973 to 1976.
Dr. Metz has given numerous presentations, including, Thornton Apnea Group, Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction (TMD)/Sleep Apnea, 2005; Northeastern Ohio Dental Society, TMD/Sleep Apnea, 2006; Department of Periodontics Graduate Students, TMD/Sleep Apnea, 2006; Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute, Dentistry in Sleep Medicine, 2006; TMD: When, Why & How, 2006; and Appliances for Adults with Sleep Disordered Breathing, 2006.
Dr. Metz cites empirical results treating patients with oral appliance therapy. W.K., a UPS truck driver who was not able to tolerate CPAP, says that he has more energy since he began using the TAP to treat his Obstructive Sleep Apnea. And, G.M.S., a homemaker, says Dr. Metz and his staff have made her snoring solution "easy and successful."
More information about snoring, sleep apnea and Dr. Metz can be found at his web site at JamesMetzDDS.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.203.0488.