Sleep apnea is a condition experienced by many people around the world. People with this condition do not receive a full night’s sleep, because their air passageway prevents them from breathing correctly. This in turn, prevents them from experiencing REM sleep. Lack of sleep could contribute to everything from an unsightly appearance to impaired thinking. Dr. Avi Weisfogel has taken an interest in the effects and causes of sleep apnea. This interest led him to create a facility known as Dental Sleep Masters in order to bring more information about sleep apnea to the medical community. As a practicing dentist, Dr Weisfogel has become very familiar with many of the physical indications for sleep apnea, which could include loss of hair, pooling of blood beneath the eyes, and a dulled complexion.
In addition to the qualifications Dr. Avi Weisfogel has as an experienced dentist, he also holds a Bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology, which he obtained from Rutgers University. Along with the work he has done to help improve the treatment of sleep apnea, Dr. Weisfogel has also taken an interest in helping children from impoverished countries receive better oral care. In an effort to assist Operation Smile with the surgeries they perform, he established a Go Fund Me campaign to help raise money to support their efforts.