As the founder and owner of Dental Sleep Masters, Dr. Avi Weisfogel’s success story is impressive. He established the New Jersey-based facility using his knowledge in sleep disorders and treatment. He started working as a dentist for the Old Bridge Dental Care in 1999. Dr. Weisfogel was also awarded during his 15 years career as a general dentist. Throughout his career, he discovered that most physicians lack the knowledge of handling sleep disorders. He founded the Healthy Heart Sleep to educate physicians across the world on the importance of sleep labs and how to manage them. Several doctors benefited from the program and established their sleep labs.
Dr. Weisfogel explored the arena of sleep medicine, learning about sleep disorders. He researched on how physicians and dentists can be helpful in treating sleep disorders. In 2012, he started offering lectures to dentists on how to handle sleep patients. During the same year, he also established Unlimited Sleep Patient. Two years later, his Dental Sleep Masters practice majored on developing oral appliances to treat sleep disorders. Dr. Weisfogel completed his biology and psychology degree from the Rutgers University. He also acquired a DDS after studying at New York University College of Dentistry.
Dr. Weisfogel’s Insights on Sleep Apnea
According to Dr. Weisfogel, sleep apnea affects people of different ages. Increase in weight is one of the factors that make people vulnerable to the disease. Dr. Weisfogel also pointed out that more than 50 patients suffering from the disease also suffer from obesity. He recommends people to check on their diet and physical fitness. According to him, fat deposits usually accumulate the airway hence affecting respiration.
The airway can also be affected when a person’s neck is larger than 17 inches in men and 16 inches in women. Large neck sizes constrict the airway and make a person to experience difficulty in breathing during sleep. Diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes also increase the risk of individuals developing sleep apnea. To be on the safe side, people should avoid smoking and eating foods with high fat content.