Snoring is No Laughing Matter

Your Sleep Issues or Snoring Might Be Causing 
Major Damage to Your Health


Available for interviews:

Dr Reid Winick of The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), an organization of health care leaders and health professionals dedicated to building public awareness of the health connections linking the mouth with the body, is available for expert commentary.



Dr. Winick can say / talk about:
-While snoring is seems funny to many, it can be an indicator of major health risk… Hypopnea (reduction in breathing) and Sleep Apnea (also cutting off breathing.)

-Sleep obstructive disorders lead to 5 TIMES increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

-Both reduce oxygen to the brain and cause it to send out stress hormones that awake you with a burst of adrenalin to start you breathing again.

-About 20% of the population has significant sleep disorder / breathing issues.

-Two-thirds of partnered adults say their other half snores, while 6 out of 10 of all adults (59%) say they snore. Sleep Apnea may be present in 20-40% of the adult population that experience snoring.


SOLUTIONS / What to do:

-Your dentist might actually be the person to help you deal with this problem…

-Dental sleep medicine and Oral appliance therapy have experienced grown both in need and in those being helped.

-Find out which questions your dentist or healthcare provider should be answering

-CPAP machines are just one option

-Home Sleep Testing is becoming more popular (you don’t have to go to a laboratory.)

-Solving this problem can be life changing for many as loss of sleep and fatigue affects their work life as well as family life.

-This is important information your audience needs to know.  Getting enough sleep, decreasing heart disease/stroke risk, and helping people to have more productive lives are just a few of the reasons.




More Info:


Article from the AAOSH (American Academy for Oral Systemic Health) website:
Snoring and Sleep Apnea – A Nuisance or a Disease Continuum?





Could your health and your relationship be suffering needlessly?


You aren’t alone.  Approximately 50 million people in the U.S. States suffer from Obstructive Sleep Disorders, of which the most common symptom may be snoring. The 2 most common are APNEA, which is a cut-off of breathing, and HYPOPNEA, which is a reduction in breathing.  Both reduce oxygen to the brain and cause it to send out stresshormones that awake you with a burst of adrenalin to start you breathing again.  This keeps you from getting to the deep levels of sleep that you need to refresh your brain and body every night.  Estimates are approaching 20% of the population having significant sleep disorder breathing.   It’s a big deal.


What does this mean to me?

If your sleep is constantly interrupted, it affects every aspect of your life.

Apnea and Hypopnea are serious lifestyle and health problems.

In children obstructive sleep disorders change their growth, especially their faces, locking in their apnea problems for life.

Cognitive impairments affecting you at work and home.

Sexual dysfunction

If you think your snoring will just go away, you are in for a rude awakening.  There are real DANGERS of not getting help.  Here are just a few reasons you should get help:

5 TIMES increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

Gastric Reflux—struggling to breathe creates tremendous negative pressure in your chest, which turns your esophagus into a straw.

Attention Deficit Disorders, Negative Impact Upon Childhood Facial Growth, Temporomandibular Disorders & Cervical/Upper Back Dysfunction due to forward head posture in the body’s attempt to straighten out the airway.

Even simple snoring has been known to break up marriages.

Awakening constantly prevents people from getting the DEEP Sleep and REM Sleep that refreshes your body and brain, which affects pretty much every aspect of our lives.

What Are The Benefits Of Treatment?


Treating your snoring and sleep disorder is literally life transforming. It allows couples who were forced to sleep in separate rooms to sleep together again, saving marriages.  Children can grow and develop better, reducing orthodontic and future temporomandibular joint problems.  Treatment reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.  It Improves your overall performance in work and play when your brain and body get refreshed every night during the REM and Deep Sleep that you missed when you had to wake up to breathe numerous times per hour.  YOU WILL FEEL MUCH BETTER!!!


Where Do You Get Needed Treatment?

There are DENTISTS with advanced knowledge about these disorders and their treatment.  Oral appliances and CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines are equally effective for mild to moderate sleep apnea according to the ACADEMY of SLEEP MEDICINE.  Studies show that people prefer to wear the intra-oral appliances over CPAP machines, which fail due to non-use 50% of the time.  If you have severe apnea, the CPAP should be tried first, then use the intra-oral appliance from the DENTIST with advanced knowledge of your condition if the CPAP fails.




****Interview our AAOSH approved expert in your area.  We are available for all types of interviews.  We can give tips, do show-and-tell segments and are available in any way that can help your audience to be healthier.