As the obesity crisis in this country continues to worsen, sleep apnea will only continue to become more and more common. This is a major sleep disorder that can lead to temporary cessation of breathing while sleeping. This can lead to hypoxia, or low oxygen, which can severely damage the brain. Current treatments include wearing breathing masks during the night or surgery to correct the disorder. A major problem is that most people that have the condition remain undiagnosed. Patients with this disorder often find themselves waking up dozens of time per night. Every time the brain’s oxygen level drops too low, the brain wakes the body up in an effort to resume breathing. This makes it nearly impossible for patients to enjoy restful sleep.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel, the leader of Dental Sleep Masters, has pioneered a novel idea for primary care physicians and specialists alike to help bring new attention to this serious disorder. Bringing physicians and dentists together, Dr. Weisfogel aims to connect these health professionals to sleep physicians and sleep labs. This will lead to improved patient care for those who suffer from the condition as well as improve healthcare opportunities for medical professionals. As new technologies and treatments for this condition continue to be developed, it is important for all layers of sleep care, from the physician or dentist all the way to the treatment center, to be connected and helping each other stay up to date on the latest treatments. This will provide the most benefit to patients.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel is the leader of Dental Sleep Masters and is a specialist in helping people with various sleep conditions. Bringing over 15 years of experience, he has developed an impressive reputation for helping people with sleep apnea. After opening his first dental practice in 1999, he began research into various sleep treatments. He founded Dental Sleep Masters in 2014 to help integrate the healthcare community for better treatment of sleep disorders and to spread the word on a variety of oral solutions for breathing and sleep problems. He has a massive amount of experience in this field and uses his expertise to the benefit ofpatients.