Snoring Isn't Sexy In the News

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Dr. Barsh on NPR - August 3, 2009

Fox News 5 - June 15, 2009

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Dr. Barsh Interview on - May, 2009


Redbook, Your Healthy Life, September 2009, page 83

Members in the News

Press Releases

Web Sites, Blogs & Other Mentions


Nautilus International (

"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."

US Survey Examines Worker's Sleepiness July 2009

WebMD selects 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.

Yahoo! News -

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 -

AADSM features link to Dr. Barsh's interview on NPR on home page.

NPR Link

Dental Tribune - The World's Dental Newspaper -

Company urges dentists to screen for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea

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 Isn’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 -

Dentists are urged to screen patients for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea

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

Top 12 Men's Health Tips - How to Keep Your Guy Healthy

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 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.

A peek at recent health and fitness books, magazines and Web sites

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.

Founder of Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Addresses Annual Meetingof the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

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 .

Dentists are Working to Fight Sleep Apnea And Snoring

Since 1992, Dr. Laurence I. Barsh, the Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC’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 Sexy, LLC Launches Survey to Determine Extent of Drowsy Drivers on Land, Sea and In The Air

Snoring Isn't sexy® 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.

Founder of Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Urges All Dentists to Screen Their Patients for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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.

Snoring Isn't Sexy® Launches Public Awareness Campaign

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 Sexy® 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."

Dentists Are FIghting The War On Snoring And Sleep Apnea

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.

Popularity Increasing for Dentist Treatment of Snoring & Sleep Apnea

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 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.

Snoring Isn't Sexy Launches Open Discussion Forum

"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."

Dental Trade

Dentistry Today

Dental Sleep Medicine: The "New Porcelain Veneer" Larry Barsh, DMD October, 2009 p 12-14



Of Interest


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