The problem has been that the public remains unaware of dentistry's role and responsibility in this field. Social media, including Facebook and Twitter, is now one of the best ways to reach the public.
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 13, 2012
Snoring Isn't Sexy, the web's best way to find a dentist to treat snoring and sleep apnea, announces the launch of monthly surveys at its new facebook page. Those who "like" the page and answer the survey questions are automatically entered to win valuable prizes.
Snoring can be an early indicator that an airway is not functioning properly during sleep. This can be a warning of a more serious condition known as sleep apnea. 20 to 40 million people in the United States suffer from obstructive sleep apnea and the medical problems associated with it (heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, stroke, diabetes, ED) as well as daytime sleepiness which can lead to vehicular and job related accidents.
Yet 85 - 90% of those with sleep apnea are undiagnosed and untreated. The public remains largely unaware of the seriousness of the problem that even simple snoring can cause and even more are unaware that specially educated dentists can help.
"Millions of people who suffer with obstructive sleep apnea remain undiagnosed and untreated." said Laurence Barsh, DMD, President and Founder of Snoring Isn't Sexy. "Thousands more cannot tolerate their prescribed CPAP device. Dentists who have received training in oral appliance therapy for snoring and sleep apnea can screen for sleep apnea and, working with physicians, treat many instances of sleep apnea."
"The problem has been" continued Dr. Barsh "that the public remains unaware of dentistry's role and responsibility in this field. Social media, including Facebook and Twitter, is now one of the best ways to reach the public and a survey, in particular, provides the opportunity to actively involve people in the learning process. A prize awarded when the survey is completed encourages participation."
About Snoring Isn't Sexy
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 SnoringIsntSexy.com for a directory of all participating dentists.
SnoringIsntSexy.com continues to be accredited by Health On the Net Foundation (HON). HON is the "leading organization promoting and guiding the deployment of useful and reliable online medical and health information, and its appropriate and efficient use," according to HON.