TV & Radio
Dr. Barsh on NPR - August 3, 2009
Fox News 5 - June 15, 2009
Dr. Barsh Interview on HealthRadio.net - May, 2009
Members in the News
- New Treatment Guidelines Validate Work Of Wellington Dentist- March 27, 2009
- Michael Simmons, DMD to speak at California Dental Association Meeting - Sept. 1, 2009
- Kent Smith, DDS, Member of Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Presents Lecture at Somnomed Annual Symposium - August 18, 2009
- Michael Simmons, DMD presented a poster at the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Meeting - June 15, 2009
- High Incidence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Suburban Dental Practices - July 2, 2009
- Stop Snoring America Introduces the "Do Your Life a Favor(tm)" initiative with 1-888- SNORE2010 - December 30, 2009
- SnoringIsntSexy.com Adds Sleep Health Professionals to Directory - December 9, 2009
- Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC, Announces Compliance with HIPAA and HITECH Ac - October 22, 2009
- Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Proposes 7 Patient Guidelines for Selecting a Sleep Medicine Dentist - September 14, 2009
- Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Announces the Launch of E-cards for Snorers - August 28, 2009
- Laurence Barsh, DMD, Founder of Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Emphasizes Need to Evaluate and Treat Sleep Patients- August 19, 2009
- Laurence I. Barsh, DMD, Founder of Snoring Isn't Sexy, to speak at Somnomed's First Annual Symposium- August 2, 2009
- SnoringIsntSexy.com Tops 21,000 Site Visits for Second Month in a Row - July 30, 2009
- Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Announces Commendation Program to Honor Sleep Physicians Who Work with Dentists to Manage Sleep Breathing Disorders -July 23, 2009
- Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Announces Professional Relationship with the American Sleep Apnea Association- July 15, 2009
- Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Launches Discussion Forum for the Public - July 6, 2009
- Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Launches Survey to Determine Extent of Drowsy Drivers on Land, Sea and In The Air - June 22, 2009
- Founder of Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Addresses Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine- June 5, 2009
- Founder of Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Urges All Dentists to Screen Their Patients for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea- June 2, 2009
- Snoring Isn't Sexy® Launches Public Awareness Campaign- May 28, 2009
- Snoring Isn't Sexy® Receives HON Accreditation - January 19, 2009
- People Who Suffer With Snoring and Sleep Apnea Now Finding Hope in Their Dentist's Office - October 29, 2008
- Snoring Doesn't Have to be a Relationship Deal Breaker - February 8, 2008
Web Sites, Blogs & Other Mentions
Nautilus International (www.nautilusint.org)
"We are the union for maritime professionals at sea and ashore. We are an independent, campaigning and progressive organisation that speaks up for seafarers and protects maritime professionals."
WebMD selects SnoringIsntSexy.com as resource for finding a dentist to provide oral applaince therapy
Dr. Laurence Barsh is the president and founder of the organizations Snoring Isn't Sexy and says the dentist administering dental caree to one's snoring condition should be adequtely trained.
Dr. Laurence Barsh recently spoke at the first annual Somnomed Symposium in Oahu, HI to a group of dentists emphasizing the need for dentists to screen patients for snoring and sleep apnea and, where appropriate, too treat these patients with oral appliance therapy.
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine - www.aadsm.org
Dental Tribune - The World's Dental Newspaper - www.dental-tribune.com
NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA: It has been estimated that in the United States alone 20 million men, women and children suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Millions more snore. Of these 20 million, only about 10 per cent have been diagnosed despite the fact that the average life span of an untreated sleep apneic is years less than those without sleep apnea. Because obstructive sleep apnea is reaching almost epidemic, Snoring Isnâ€™t Sexy, an affiliation of qualified dentists, has launched an initiative to have all dentists screen their patients for both snoring and sleep apnea.
Ortho Tribune - The World's Orthodontic Newspaper - www.ortho-tribune.com
Snoring and sleep apnea have been related to heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, obesity, depression and erectile dysfunction as well as vehicular accidental injury and death. The increased medical costs of those with untreated sleep apnea are estimated to be in the billions a year.
LifeScript - The #1 Website Dedicated to Women's Health
7. Check his morning breath.
Ask your man if he wakes up with a sour taste in his mouth, especially if he kept you awake all night with his snoring. Sour morning breath isn't just unkissable - it might be a sign of sleep apnea, a potentially serious disorder involving breathing interruptions during sleep. Sleep apnea increases pressure in the airway and the esophagus.
"Men with sour breath may be experiencing gastroesophageal reflux disease [GERD] overnight," says Larry Barsh, M.D., author of The Secret Sex Lives of Snorers (an E-book available at www.SnoringIsntSexy.com) and a former professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine."Stomach acid is sucked into the mouth, leading to the bad taste."
GERD involves the back-up of gastric acids into the esophagus, which can cause heartburn and indigestion and injure the lining. Men are twice as likely to develop Barrett's esophagus, a condition where the esophageal lining is replaced with tissue similar to the intestinal lining. In rare cases, it leads to cancer, according to the NIH.
If you suspect sleep apnea, send your man to the doctor. He may need an overnight sleep study.
Snoring is more than an annoyance. It can be a symptom that signals serious, potentially deadly health problems.
Dentists associated with Snoring Isn't Sexy, founded in 2008, have launched a Web site, www.SnoringIsntSexy .com. An e-book online contains information about sleep apnea and self-testing questionnaires.
Sleep apnea can lead to heart disease, stroke, brain damage, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Laurence Barsh, DMD spoke at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine in Seattle on June 5, 2009 on the subject of educating the public about dentistry's role in the management of snoring and sleep apnea .
Since 1992, Dr. Laurence I. Barsh, the Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLCâ€™s founder and former president of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, has been actively involved in treating sleep apnea. He currently spends his time in educating the general public about the roles and responsibilities of dentists in recognizing and managing sleep apnea as well as snoring.
Snoring Isn't sexyÂ® announces the launch of an anonymous, confidential survey to determine the extent of drowsy Truck Drivers, Bus Drivers, Commuter Train Operators, Airline Pilots, Railroad Engineers, Heavy Machinery Operators and Ship Captains.
Because obstructive sleep apnea is reaching almost epidemic proportions in the United States, Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC announces an initiative to have all dentists screen their patients for both snoring and sleep apnea.
There is a not-so-silent killer in this country, and most who are vulnerable to it, don't even know. Snoring is more than an annoyance. It's both a symptom and a condition that signals serious, potentially deadly, health problems. The member dentists of Snoring Isn't SexyÂ® have united to promote the awareness of the consequences of Snoring and Sleep Apnea with a new campaign called "Snoring: Your Dentist Can Test So You Can Rest."
As the consumer media becomes increasingly aware of the gravity of these conditions, medical reporters and producers are turning to Dr. Barsh as the expert of record about how oral appliance therapy might help.
On Google Alerts today, a PRWEB release tells us that Dr. David Binder of Manhattan has devoted his practice to treating snoring and sleep apnea. Another release shares that www.SnoringIsntSexy.com is"the web's fastest growing source of information on dentistry's responsibility in the recognition and management of snoring and sleep apnea." The company is launching open discussion forums, "Let's Talk" for doctors and patients.
"Unfortunately, many physicians and patients are unaware that dentists play a role in the management of sleep apnea. Developing this forum will give all of us at Snoring Isn't Sexy the opportunity to engage the public directly in a conversation about how we, as dentists, can help those who snore and have sleep apnea," said founder Laurence I. Barsh, DMD, in an announcement. "We feel this is a natural progression from a static Web site into one that is interactive."