Dr. Avi Weisfogel has been a pioneer in using dental devices to help patients realize a better night’s sleep. He is a prominent voice in helping dentists understand the positive role they could play in helping their patients improve their crucial need for sleep. This can also help grow their practices by increasing the services they are able to provide.
The scientific research regarding sleep continues to reveal the importance of getting enough sleep to maintain health and helping to prevent telltale signs of premature aging. Sleeping less than six hours per night can adversely impact one’s physical appearance and lead to a tired, baggy-eyed look.
For those constantly facing sleep deprivation, just adding a couple of hours per night of extra sleep can make a notable difference in appearance and in how one feels throughout the day. Several obvious signs of sleep deprivation are baggy eyes, hair loss, and a dull complexion. There are others of course, but these can give you a clear indication that more sleep is in order.
Perhaps the biggest cosmetic reason to get more sleep would be its ability to fight wrinkles and their obvious effect of making someone look old. Collagen is produced during sleep and it helps the skin look healthy and normal. With reduced sleep comes a decrease in the production of collagen and its attendant effects. Fine lines and a tendency toward dry skin accompany the reduced collagen production and contribute to a rundown look. So, less wrinkling and less sagging of the skin is something attainable simply by committing to more and better sleep.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel is well-versed in the treatment of sleep apnea and has spent 20 years researching it as well. He has designed a program entitled Healthy Heart Sleep and it is a teaching tool for physicians.
Dental Sleep Masters helps physicians and dentists work together to combat sleep apnea. Dental appliances can successfully treat the condition and help patients get the crucial sleep that their health demands.
Rutgers University is where Dr. Weisfogel began his academic pursuits and he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Biology. He received his DDS from New York University when he graduated from their dental school.