Who knew that dentistry may hold the solution for a common problem that plagues many of its sufferers? Dr. Avi Weisfogel has known for 20 years the important role that dentistry can play in helping patients overcome sleep apnea. He has been at the apex of those using specialized dental devices to treat the condition. He is an expert in the scientific literature that details the facts about sleep disorders and the latest treatments.
Sleep apnea is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep that causes a marked decline in sleep quality and its rejuvenating effects on health. These pauses can be as brief as a few seconds or could last a full minute or longer. Often, a snort or choking sound is heard when breathing resumes and it can also affect the sleep quality of a partner.
One’s health and appearance can be noticeably affected when quality sleep is curtailed or overlooked. Facial appearance can be particularly impacted by sleep deprivation. Saggy eyelids and puffiness are dead giveaways that the amount of sleep isn’t adequate and these may be just the tip of the iceberg. Wrinkles may appear prematurely and be more pronounced which leads to one looking a decade older instead of possibly ten years younger. Seven to nine hours of sleep per night is recommended for most people and can have a noticeable effect on appearance and outlook.
Inadequate sleep can be a byproduct of busy lifestyles. The cumulative demands of career, family, and other pursuits can make a lack of sleep a distinct possibility for many. Many people jokingly say that they’ll get adequate sleep when they are dead, however, the potential ill effects of sleep deprivation are no laughing matter.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel has been the catalyst
for helping many dentists realize the positive impact that they can have with patients suffering from sleep apnea. His organization
, Dental Sleep Masters, is an excellent way for dentists to learn more about this new area of dentistry
. This allows patients who need it to get innovative treatment options and helps dentists build their practices
by offering additional services.