Sleep apnea, also spelled sleep apnea, is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of shallow breathing during sleep. Each pause in breathing, called apnea, can last for several seconds to several minutes. By definition, more than five episodes an hour must occur. More information can be found at http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sleep-apnea/basics/definition/con-20020286.
Sleep disturbed breathing has now been associated with metabolic syndrome, heart disease and problems, afib, diabetes, depression and anxiety, work place injuries and motor vehicle fatalities, and much more, but 90 percent of those with the disorder remain undiagnosed.
Sleep apnea can be treated and, or diagnosed by at least seven types of doctors. Primary Care Physicians, Sleep Specialists, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctors, Neurologists, Psychiatrists or Other Mental Health Professionals, Dentists and Surgeons. Dr. Avi Weisfogel is a sleep specialist, and a leader in the field of Sleep Medicine. He is part owner of a Sleep Apnea medical practice in New Jersey “Dental Sleep Masters.” He has been a New Jersey resident all of his life, also a family man with strong ties to the community. He really enjoys being able to find and improve the lives of people suffering from sleep apnea. A better quality of sleep enhances his patients energy level when they are awake and helps them in numerous other ways.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel is committed to helping identify more people who need sleep studies and possibly treatments. He works in conjunction with dentistry professionals to step up the medical fields diagnosis of the condition. Dr. Avi Weisfogel began the company in April 2014 along with two other dentists, with the goal of assisting patients who have obstructive sleep apnea. Dental Sleep Masters helps the participating dentists engage with their patients about the critical topic of sleep apnea. Dr. Weisfogel offers extensive education to the dentists so that together they can help the patient more effectively. The practice promotes the use of oral appliances in the treatment of sleep apnea as an alternative to traditional sleep apnea treatments.
Dentists are a good place to screen patients for potential health problems since they are seen regularly throughout the year. You never know what your dentist might find that could potentially save your life. Dr. Avi Weisfogel is a caring doctor who is passionate about helping those suffering with sleep disturbances and apnea! He is also an innovative leader in the field of sleep medicine!