Snoring: Bad for Relationships, Bad for Health

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Octavia Wiseman, DDS, of Glenn Dale, Maryland is now affiliated with Snoring Isn't Sexy.

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'I am fortunate to be in a profession where I can make such a positive impact on people’s lives,' says Dr. Wiseman

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 and breathing stops) 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, many 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® 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 trained dentists.

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 in mild to moderate sleep apnea – and, as an alternative to, or in conjunction with CPAP when needed.

Octavia Simkins-Wiseman, DDS, of Glenn Dale, Maryland is now affiliated with Snoring Isn’t Sexy. Dr. Wiseman is a member of the American Dental Association, National Dental Association, Maryland State Dental Association and Southern Maryland Dental Association and has served Prince Georges County residents for over 20 years.

Dr. Wiseman earned her dental degree from Georgetown University College of Dentistry in 1990 and has gone on to receive Inivisalign Orthodontics, Biolase Laser and Cerec One Visit Crown certifications.

By applying the highest protocols and latest technology of dentistry, and by always placing the welfare of her patients first, Dr. Wiseman has developed a reputation as a master clinician and one of Prince Georges County’s most highly regarded Dentists.

"I am fortunate to be in a profession where I can make such a positive impact on people’s lives. When a patient tells me that I helped save their marriage, helped save their life, or gave them the confidence to achieve new goals, I realize I am so privileged to be doing something so special," says Dr. Wiseman.

About Snoring Isn’t Sexy
Snoring Isn’t Sexy, a unique public awareness resource that seeks to educate the general public about sleep disordered breathing, provides up to date information about sleep apnea and the variety of treatment options available.

Snoring isn't Sexy is committed to the welfare of patients who use our services to find a dentist who provides oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. The dentists associated with Snoring Isn’t Sexy dentists adhere to the protocols of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and believe in a team approach to treating patients.

More information about snoring, sleep apnea and Dr. Wiseman can be found at her web site at or visit her general website at:

Snoring Isn’t Sexy® consists of independently owned and operated affiliated offices. Visit for a directory of all participating dentists.

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