Dr. Avi Weisfogel has a degree (Biology and Psychology) and a doctorate in dental surgery.. He started his first dental care business in 1999 by establishing Old Bridge Dental Care clinic, a business he ran for 15 years, winning multiple awards as Best Dentist.
In 2010, he started Healthy hearts sleep; a company that works in close partnership with physicians worldwide and acts plays a sleep tabs establishment and management advisory role. Later in 2012 he established another company, Owner unlimited sleep patient, and also became a lecturer on how dentists can serve and also increase the number of sleep patients they serve. In 2014 he founded Dental sleep masters, another dentist advisory firm that engages dentists on usage of oral appliances to treat patient sleep problems.
It is a disorder that is usually causes the patient to suffer pauses in breath or experiencing shallow breathing while asleep. This shortness of breath usually comes after loud snores and can last between a few seconds to full minutes. Many of those affected will feel sleepy or experience fatigue during the day, it can also cause hyperactivity in children.
Sleep apnea comes in 3 forms, the most common form, Obstructive sleep apnea, which is characterized by sleep being interrupted by blockage of airflow. Its causes include the sufferer being overweight or having allergies, it can also be due to hereditary family history of the same, having a small air way or enlarged tonsils. The second form is Central sleep apnea which is caused by the sufferer not putting in effort to in breathing while asleep. The third form is Mixed Sleep apnea which as the name suggests, is a combination of the first two.
Obstructive sleep apnea affects between 1-6% of adults, with men affected twice as often as women. About 2% of children also suffer from the same but it is common among those in the 55-60 years age bracket. Central sleep apnea affects less than 1% of the population.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel is well known doctor specializing in treatment of sleep apnea has designs tailor made sleep appliances that offers relief to sufferers of sleep apnea. This treatment techniques includes therapy that is applied orally, which are special sleep wear that keep your airwaves open and allow for smooth breathing when sleeping, there are also oral prescriptions that include appliances that support the jaws thus opening up the upper airwaves when asleep. If you know anyone suffering from sleep apnea, Dr. Weisfogel and his Dental Sleep Masters program is the place to visit.