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Dr.Weisfogel: Busy Putting the Z’s Back in Peoples Lives

Dr. Avi Weisfogel is a multiple award winning dentists based in New Jersey. He first set up his practice, which he named Old Bridge Dental Care, in 1999. He is also the founder of Dental Sleep Masters Seminar Instructor. He started this institution because his primary interest is sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. For over 15 years he studied sleep disorders and ways in which dentist can help out patients. In fact, in 2010, he found Healthy Heart Sleep, a company that helps other health practitioners from around the world to set up sleep labs to do research and observation. Taking all this experience he gained, he started Dental Sleep Masters to help fellow dentist in treating sleep-related illnesses in patients.

Sleep Apnea and its Side Effects

So the next natural question is “why is Dr.Weisfogel concerned with sleep issues?” The answer is quite simple. As a dentist, he has a lot to offer. Sleep issues are not only about a person not getting enough or proper sleep. A problem such as sleep apnea has other, risky side effects. The main ones are diabetes and cardiovascular problems which can ultimately lead to strokes in people. After these side effects were discovered, there was a renewed interest in tackling sleep apnea by physicians. The bad news is that over 90% of people who suffer from sleep apnea do not even know it. This is where Dr. Avi Weisfogel and his team enter the picture. They are on a mission to bring awareness to this condition to people who may be suffering from this problem.

The Results of the Organization

Dental Sleep Masters has created a situation where all people involved in the research whether its primary or secondary care physicians and certified sleep physicians can follow a model to operate their sleep labs. The result of this effort is the creation newer devices that people who suffer from sleep apnea, will actually want to use. Some of the earlier devices developed for sleep apnea were not very popular, mainly because they were bulky and uncomfortable. Newer equipment is not only smaller but is much better at keeping the air passageways open during sleeping.