Dr. Avi Weisfogel has been in the vanguard among those using dental devices to help patients that are suffering from chronic sleep apnea and all the negatives that accompany this potentially serious condition. He has 20 years of experience in this endeavor and is up-to-date regarding the latest research which details the risks of sleep disorders and current treatment options. The innovation that he has used throughout his career is having a positive impact on dentistry and his patients alike.
The need for quality sleep is more understood now than at any time in history. Sleep has an amazing ability to restore, refresh, and rejuvenate one’s health and appearance. However, many people find that life is so busy that quality sleep becomes a casualty due to career demands, family life, and other responsibilities that can consume one’s time. Coffee can become the go-to solution, but this could be misguided and wrong.
Facial appearance can markedly decline when one’s sleep isn’t optimal. Sometimes puffy eyes, drooping eyelids, and discoloration can give away the fact that one isn’t getting enough sleep. Increased and premature wrinkling can also come into play when sleep is inadequate. For most people, seven to nine hours of sleep per night are recommended and helps ensures that these things are minimized.
Sleep apnea can become a serious condition and it is characterized by pauses during breathing while sleeping. This could last a few seconds or even up to a minute or longer. When breathing starts again, a loud snort or choking sound may be emitted by the sufferer. This condition has a dramatic effect on sleep quality and the rejuvenation that sleep should bring. Overweight people have a greater risk profile and are encouraged to try to lose weight. This can often be difficult, however, and medical help may be necessary.
Dental Sleep Masters is an organization that was founded and is run by Dr. Weisfogel. This allows him to educate other dentists regarding the important role they could play in helping their patients who are suffering from sleep apnea. Custom-fitted dental devices can greatly improve a patient’s sleep and can help dentists build their practices as well.