NAPERVILLE, IL, 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. Lydia Sosenko of Naperville, Illinois is now affiliated with Snoring Isn't Sexy. Dr. Sosenko comes from a family of health professionals, and from a young age knew she would also choose to be a medical professional, so she could likewise help people lead healthy lives. After orthodontic braces changed her life, she chose to study dentistry and went on to receive her D.D.S. from the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago.
Dr. Sosenko is now changing the lives of her patients - with oral appliance therapy. In fact, this treatment saved the marriage of a couple who could no longer sleep in the same room, let alone the same bed. His intermittent snoring and gasping for air kept her awake at night, either because of the noise or the worry that he would die. "The wonderful part of this story is that I was able to fit the husband with an oral appliance that he uses nightly...and the reports back have been truly amazing."
More information about snoring, sleep apnea and Dr. Sosenko can be found at her web site at LydiaSosenkoDDS.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.