Dr. Avi Weisfogel has taken an innovative approach to treating sleep apnea. His career in dentistry has been married with an ability to provide relief for patients struggling with getting enough sleep. He has studied and treated sleep apnea with dental appliances for 20 years and counting. This unique approach helps advance the craft of dentistry and helps practices grow by increasing the number of services provided.
Sleep deprivation can have serious health consequences as the body undertakes significant restorative processes during sleep. When sleep is inadequate some obvious signs become apparent and they include many indicators that affect appearance.
One’s physical appearance can be substantially altered when getting less than six hours of sleep per night. An exhausted appearance with baggy eyes is a surefire sign that something is amiss. When getting an adequate 7-9 hours of sleep per night, it becomes readily noticeable in facial appearance for those who were lacking.
Hair loss can be accelerated by a lack of sleep and can accentuate the sometimes dramatic difference that proper sleep makes upon one’s appearance. Hair follicles don’t receive enough nourishment when sleep is inadequate and this weakens hair and it’s more prone to break or even fall out. Cortisol also plays a role in hair loss and its effects are more pronounced with lack of sleep. So to have a better chance of a healthy head of hair ensure that you get enough sleep each and every night.
Wrinkles are another unfortunate side effect that is magnified by lack of sleep. Collagen is produced during sleep and adequate amounts contribute to wrinkles developing more slowly. Reduced sleep time contributes to insufficient collagen production and can wrinkle skin more quickly.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel brings a wealth of experience in the treatment of sleep disorders that can be treated with dental appliances. He has been among the pioneers in developing dentistry programs to address this critical issue. His organization called Dental Sleep Masters helps dentists provide this service and grow their practice.
These are custom-fitted devices which help patients maintain open airways during sleep. Patients can typically sleep through the night when they utilize such devices and in so doing improve the quality of their life.