Sleep apnea has long been regarded as one of the most troubling sleep problems among Americans. As it turns out, there are numerous conditions that research shows has been linked to sleep apnea that we didn’t believe to be linked to sleep apnea before. Common conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even stroke can be linked to sleep apnea. Thankfully, Dr. Avi Weisfogel is committed to researching this condition and is diligently encouraging dentists to review the research for themselves.
As the Founder of Dental Sleep Masters, Dr. Weisfogel continues to work to advance the research on sleep apnea and various treatments. Advancing the industry is important to Dr. Weisfogel, but more importantly, this industry is known to encourage the purchase of expensive devices to aid in the reduction of sleep apnea. Raising awareness through the dental industry is helping many find relief without paying for costly overnight stays and sleep devices.
The research on sleep apnea shows that nearly 90% of those who suffer have done so without a proper diagnosis. The main focus for Dr. Weisfogel has been to create a new model in which primary care physicians can play a more active role in patient care and recommendation with this condition. It’s important that patients get to a sleep lab as soon as possible, so that the observation and research can be completed quickly. The faster an assessment can be made the better.
Better research results in better care, and better care means that the patient gets an answer sooner rather than later. Dentists can now play a major role in the research and healing of sleep apnea through a dental device, and it’s all thanks to the research of Dr. Avi Weisfogel.